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  • Contextualism and Intellectualism 

    McGrath, Matthew (2010)
    The main goal of this paper is to show that the common ground between Jason Stanley and Keith DeRose concerning contextualism against subject-sensitive invariantism, which is assumed in the literature generally, is a false ...
  • What should deflationism be when it grows up? 

    Horisk, Claire (Springer Verlag, 2005)
    I argue that a popular brand of deflationism about truth, disquotationalism, does not adequately account for some central varieties of truth ascription. For example, given Boyle's Law is ''The product of pressure and ...
  • Truth, Meaning, and Circularity 

    Horisk, Claire (Springer Verlag, 2008)
    It is often argued that the combination of deflationism about truth and the truth-conditional theory of meaning is impossible for reasons of circularity. I distinguish, and reject, two strains of circularity argument. Arguments ...
  • 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 ...
  • The Nomic Role Account of Carving Reality at the Joints 

    Vallentyne, Peter (Springer Verlag, 1998)
    Natural properties are those that carve reality at the joints. The notion of carving reality at the joints, however, is somewhat obscure. It is sometimes understood in terms of making for similarity, sometimes in terms of ...
  • 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]) ...
  • 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 ...
  • Standard Decision Theory Corrected: Assessing Options When Probability is Infinitely and Uniformly Spread 

    Vallentyne, Peter (Springer Verlag, 2000)
    Where there are infinitely many possible [equiprobable] basic states of the world, a standard probability function must assign zero probability to each state—since any finite probability would sum to over one. This generates ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Libertarianism, Self-Ownership and Consensual Killing 

    Vallentyne, Peter (2011)
    I argue that, under a broad range of circumstances, consensual killing (suicide, assisted suicide, and killing another person with their permission) is morally permissible and forcible prevention is not. The argument depends ...
  • Distribution to Whom?: An Introduction 

    Vallentyne, Peter (Routledge, 2003)
    This is the third volume of Equality and Justice, a six-volume collection of the most important articles of the twentieth century on the topic of justice and equality. This volume addresses the question of who (animals, ...
  • Introduction to Equality and Justice: The Demands of Equality 

    Vallentyne, Peter (Routledge, 2003)
    This is the second volume of Equality and Justice, a six-volume collection of the most important articles of the twentieth century on the topic of justice and equality. This volume addresses the question of whether justice ...
  • Justice in General: An Introduction 

    Vallentyne, Peter (Routledge, 2003)
    This is the first volume of Equality and Justice, a six-volume collection of the most important articles of the twentieth century on the topic of justice and equality. This volume addresses the following three (only loosely ...
  • Brute Luck Equality and Desert 

    Vallentyne, Peter (Oxford University Press, 2003)
    In recent years, interest in desert-based theories of justice has increased, and this seems to represent a challenge to equality- based theories of justice. The best distribution of outcome-advantage with respect to desert, ...
  • The Rights and Duties of Childrearing 

    Vallentyne, Peter (William and Mary Bill of Rights Journal, 2003)
    What rights and duties do adults have with respect to raising children? Who, for example, has the right to decide how and where a particular child will live, be educated, receive health care, and spend recreational time? ...
  • Desert and Entitlement: An Introduction 

    Vallentyne, Peter (Routledge, 2003)
    This is the sixth volume of Equality and Justice, a six-volume collection of the most important articles of the twentieth century on the topic of justice and equality. This volume addresses two issues: (1) desert-based ...
  • Social Contract and the Currency of Justice: An Introduction 

    Vallentyne, Peter (Routledge, 2003)
    This is the fifth volume of Equality and Justice, a six-volume collection of the most important articles of the twentieth century on the topic of justice and equality. This volume addresses two issues: (1) contractarian ...