• Answers to Five Questions on Normative Ethics 

    Vallentyne, Peter (Automatic Press, 2007)
    This article comprises the author's answers to five questions on Normative Ethics posed by the editors of the collection.
  • Distributive Justice 

    Vallentyne, Peter (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007)
    In general, I shall focus on justice as what we morally owe each other. I shall therefore briefly elaborate on this concept of justice. As long as rights are understood very broadly as—perhaps pro tanto and highly ...
  • Five Questions on Political Philosophy 

    Vallentyne, Peter (Automatic Press, 2006)
    Peter Vallentyne answers five questions posed by the editor of the text on the nature of political philosophy.
  • Left-Libertarianism and Liberty 

    Vallentyne, Peter (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009)
    I shall formulate and motivate a left- libertarian theory of justice. Like the more familiar right-libertarianism, it holds that agents initially fully own themselves. Unlike right-libertarianism, it holds that natural ...
  • Left-Libertarianism and Private Discrimination 

    Vallentyne, Peter (University of San Diego School of Law, 2007)
    Left-libertarianism, like the more familiar right-libertarianism, holds that agents initially fully own themselves. Unlike right-libertarianism, however, it views natural resources as belonging to everyone in some egalitarian ...
  • Left-Libertarianism as a Promising Form of Liberal Egalitarianism 

    Vallentyne, Peter (Center for Philosophic Exchange SUNY Brockport, 2009)
    Left-libertarianism is a theory of justice that is committed to full self-ownership and to an egalitarian sharing of the value of natural resources. It is, I shall suggest, a promising way of capturing the liberal egalitarian ...
  • Libertarian Theories of Intergenerational Justice 

    Steiner, Hillel; Vallentyne, Peter (Oxford University Press, 2009)
    We here discuss and assess various libertarian positions on intergenerational justice. We do not attempt to defend libertarianism. Instead, we work out the most plausible version thereof and identify its implications for ...
  • Libertarianism and the State 

    Vallentyne, Peter (Cambridge University Press, 2006)
    Classical liberalism emphasizes the importance of individual liberty and contemporary (or welfare) liberalism tends to emphasize some kind of material equality. The best known form of libertarianism—right-libertarianism—is ...
  • On Original Appropriation 

    Vallentyne, Peter (Ashgate, 2007)
    Libertarianism holds that agents initially fully own themselves. Lockean libertarianism further holds that agents have the moral power to acquire private property in external things as long as a Lockean Proviso—requiring ...
  • Robert Nozick, Anarchy, State and Utopia 

    Vallentyne, Peter (Acumen, 2006)
    Robert Nozick's Anarchy, State, and Utopia (1974), along with John Rawls's A Theory of Justice (1971), radically changed the landscape in analytic political philosophy. For much of the preceding half-century, under the ...
  • Why Left-Libertarianism Isn't Incoherent, Indeterminate, or Irrelevant: A Reply to Fried 

    Vallentyne, Peter; Steiner, Hillel; Otsuka, Michael (Wiley-Blackwell, 2005-03)
    Over the past few decades, there has been increasing interest in left-libertarianism, which holds (roughly) that agents fully own themselves and that natural resources (land, minerals, air, etc.) belong to everyone in some ...