• Critical Notice of G.A. Cohen's Self-Ownership, Freedom, and Equality. 

    Vallentyne, Peter (University of Calgary Press, 1998)
    G.A. Cohen's book brings together and elaborates on articles that he has written on self-ownership, on Marx's theory of exploitation, and on the future of socialism. Although seven of the eleven chapters have been previously ...
  • Critical Notice: Child versus Childmaker: Future Persons and Present Duties in Ethics and the Law, Melinda Roberts, 1998, Rowman & Littlefield. 

    Vallentyne, Peter (Wiley-Blackwell, 2000)
    In Child versus Childmaker Melinda Roberts provides an enlightening analysis and a cogent defense of a version of the person-affecting restriction in ethics. The rough idea of this restriction is that an action, state of ...
  • Equality and the Duties of Procreators 

    Vallentyne, Peter (Oxford University Press, 2002)
    I formulate and defend a theory of special procreative duties in the context of a liberal egalitarian theory of justice. I argue that (1) the only special duty that procreators owe their offspring is that of ensuring that ...
  • Equality, Efficiency, and the Priority of the Worse Off 

    Vallentyne, Peter (Cambridge University Press, 2000)
    Egalitarian theories of justice hold that equality should be promoted. Typically, perfect equality will not be achievable, and it will be necessary to determine which of various unequal distributions is the most equal. All ...
  • 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-Libertarian Theories of Justice 

    Vallentyne, Peter (Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques, 1999)
    Libertarian theories of justice hold that agents, at least initially, own themselves fully, and thus owe no service to others, except through voluntary action. The most familiar libertarian theories (e.g., Nozick [1974]) ...
  • Left-Libertarianism and Global Justice 

    Tideman, Nicolaus; Vallentyne, Peter (Ashgate, 2001)
    We defend a version of left-libertarianism, and discuss some of its implications for global justice (and economic justice among nations in particular). Like the better known right-libertarianism, left-libertarianism holds ...
  • Left-libertarianism: A primer 

    Vallentyne, Peter (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2000)
    Left-libertarian theories of justice hold that agents are full self-owners and that natural resources are owned in some egalitarian manner. Unlike most versions of egalitarianism, left-libertarianism endorses full ...
  • 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 ...