• 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 ...
  • On the possibility of nonaggregative priority for the worst off. 

    Fleurbaey, Marc; Tungodden, Bertil; Vallentyne, Peter (Cambridge University Press, 2008-11)
    We shall focus on moral theories that are solely concerned with promoting the benefits (e.g., well-being) of individuals and shall explore the possibility of such theories' ascribing some priority to benefits to those who ...
  • Person-Affecting Paretian Egalitarianism with Variable Population Size 

    Tungodden, Bertil; Vallentyne, Peter (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2007-12)
    Where there is a fixed population (i.e., who exists does not depend on what choice an agent makes), the deontic version of anonymous Paretian egalitarianism holds that an option is just if and only if (1) it is anonymously ...
  • 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 ...