• Broome on Moral Goodness and Population Ethics 

    Vallentyne, Peter (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009)
    In an earlier book, Weighing Goods , John Broome gave a sophisticated defense of utilitarianism for the cases involving a fixed population. In the present book, Weighing Lives, he extends this defense to variable population ...
  • Of Mice and Men: Equality and Animals 

    Vallentyne, Peter (Springer Verlag, 2005-07)
    Can material egalitarianism (requiring, for example, the significant promotion of fortune) include animals in domain of the equality requirement? The problem can be illustrated as follows: If equality of wellbeing is what ...
  • Who are the least advantaged? 

    Tungodden, Bertil; Vallentyne, Peter (Clarendon Press, 2007)
    The difference principle, introduced by Rawls (1971, 1993), is generally interpreted as leximin, but this is not how he intended it. Rawls explicitly states that the difference principle requires that aggregate benefits ...