•  91
    Sweatshops, labor rights, and comparative advantage
    Oregon Review of International Law 10 (1): 149--188. 2008.
    A normatively appropriate response to the exploitation of sweatshop labor in developing countries should center on labor rights. Satisfactorily secured labor rights will help workers to craft adequate compensation packages and workplace standards that keep them safe while allowing them to compete effectively in the global marketplace. Labor rights provide a more flexible and economically reasonable alternative to trade barriers as sources of protection for workers.
  •  52
    The Incarnation and the Problem of Evil
    Heythrop Journal 49 (1): 110-27. 2008.
    While the incarnation is often invoked as part of a response to the problem of evil (as by the early Kenneth Surin), affirming something like an orthodox view of the incarnation also seems to accentuate the problem of evil by incorporating belief in miraculous divine action. I suggest a possible line of response that allows for the incarnation to be understood as historically particular but non-miraculous.
  •  45
    Enforcing the Law and Being a State
    Law and Philosophy 31 (1): 99-123. 2012.
    Many anarchists believe that a stateless society could and should feature laws. It might appear that, in so believing, they are caught in a contradiction. The anarchist objects to the state because its authority does not rest on actual consent, and using force to secure compliance with law in a stateless society seems objectionable for the same reason. Some people in a stateless society will have consented to some laws or law-generating mechanisms and some to others – while some will have consen…Read more
  •  42
    Argues that it is possible to regard land reform measures as just even while rejecting the result in Kelo.
  •  40
    In Defence of the Anarchist
    Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 29 (1): 115-138. 2008.
    Mark Murphy contends that, whatever the merits of any philosophical argument for anarchism, most people are obligated to obey the law. Murphy defends a moral argument designed to show that most people in reasonably just political communities are obligated to obey the law. And he advances epistemological arguments calculated to support two key claims. First, people who believe they are obligated to obey the law are entitled to retain their belief in the face of anarchist criticism. Second, a cred…Read more
  •  27
    Self-Integration as a Basic Good: A Response to Chris Tollefsen
    American Journal of Jurisprudence 52 (1): 293-96. 2007.
    Defends my proposed account of lying (framed in terms of new classical natural law theory) against Chris Tollefsen's objections, centering on the objection that, whatever else it involves, lying necessarily involves an attack on the basic good of self-integration.
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    Non-human animals and process theodicy
    Religious Studies 42 (1): 3-26. 2006.
    I argue that that the suffering of non-human animals poses some potentially knotty difficulties for process theodicy. To respond satisfactorily to the problem of evil as it involves animals, process theists will, I argue, need either to defend some form of consequentialism or make a number of potentially plausible but certainly contestable empirical claims. I begin this internal critique by explaining the nature of the process response to the problem of evil. I explain how process thought can re…Read more
  •  24
    Liberating Capitalism? (review)
    Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 15 (1): 97-103. 2015.
    Jason Brennan's book Why Not Capitalism? offers a distinctive and engaging defense of the positive moral value of markets and property rights. Directly confronting influential socialist philosopher G. A. Cohen's argument for the moral superiority of socialism, Brennan shows that a market society embodies distinctive moral excellences that we have good reason to embrace.
  •  19
    On the Threshold Argument against Consumer Meat Purchases
    Journal of Social Philosophy 37 (2): 235-51. 2006.
    Lodges a number of challenges to the threshold argument on the basis of which some consequentialists have objected to consumer meat purchases. Maintains that the argument misunderstands relevant market dynamics.
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    Laying foundations -- Rejecting aggression -- Safeguarding cooperation -- Enforcing law -- Rectifying injury -- Liberating society -- Situating liberation
  •  6
    Review of Jean Porter, Ministers of the Law (review)
    Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2011. 2011.
  •  5
    This book develops an account of freedom of expression rooted in a broader understanding of human flourishing. It is intended to highlight reasons for not only political institutions but also noncoercive social institutions—employers, churches, clubs—to value and safeguard expressive freedom. It emphasizes a set of overlapping and mutually reinforcing considerations supportive of this kind of freedom, including property rights, class-analytic and public-choice-theoretic understandings of state a…Read more
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    This book advances a persuasive account of Christian belief organized around the theme of love while also employing love as a constraint on theological formulation. Throughout, Gary Chartier seeks to understand divine action in ways that make it possible to affirm divine love in the face of evil. The Analogy of Love offers a stimulating model for thinking about God and the world.
  •  3
    Response to Charles Clark
    Conversations in Religion and Theology 9 188-99. 2011.
    Addresses Charles Clark's challenges to my book Economic Justice and Natural Law.
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    Natural Law, Same-Sex Marriage, and the Politics of Virtue
    UCLA Law Review 48 1593-1632. 2001.
    Argues that natural law theory provides no credible basis for objecting to the legal recognition of same-sex marriage and offers a two-fold defense of marriage equality: natural-law arguments against marriage equality are unsuccessful; and, even if they are; proponents of new classical natural law theory should still see legally recognizing same-sex marriages as reasonable.
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    A Good Life in the Market: An Introduction to Business Ethics
    American Institute for Economic Research. 2019.
    A Good Life in the Market develops a framework for thinking about business ethics, examining the nature and potential of markets before crisply exploring a set of important issues—from immigration to intellectual property to boycotts to workplace governance. Provocative, engaging, and conversational, Gary Chartier offers tools and perspectives that will help you flourish in the world of business.
  •  2
    In Us We Trust? (review)
    The Freeman: Ideas on Liberty 2014. 2014.
  •  2
    Review of Michael Huemer, The Problem of Political Authority (review)
    Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 26 515-20. 2013.
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    Natural Law and Animal Rights
    Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 23 (1): 33-46. 2010.
    The new classical natural law theorists have been decidedly skeptical about claims that non-human animals deserve serious moral consideration. Their theory features an array of incommensurable, nonfungible basic aspects of welfare and a set of principles governing participation in and pursuit of these goods. Attacks on animals’ interests seem to be inconsistent with one or more of these principles. But leading natural law theorists maintain that animals do not participate in basic aspects of wel…Read more
  •  1
    Review of Peter Leeson, Anarchy Unbound (review)
    Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence 28 237-40. 2015.
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    Marriage is ordinarily a public practice, supported by, as well as supportive of, society. But it need not fall within the purview of the state. Public Practice, Private Law articulates a conception of marriage as a morally rich and important institution that ought to be subject to private rather than legislative or judicial ordering. It elaborates a robust understanding of marriage that captures what both different-sex and same-sex couples might see as valuable about their relationships. It exp…Read more
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    The Conscience of an Anarchist
    Cobden Press. 2011.
    Anarchy happens when people organize their lives peacefully and voluntarily— without the aggressive violence of the state. This simple but powerful book explains why the state is illegitimate, unnecessary, and dangerous, and what we can do to begin achieving real freedom.
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    The Logic of Commitment
    Routledge. 2017.
    This book develops and defends a conception of commitment and explores its limits. Gary Chartier shows how commitment serves to resolve conflicts between ordinary moral intuitions and the reality that the basic aspects of human well-being are incommensurable. He outlines a variety of overlapping and mutually reinforcing rationales for making commitments, explores the relationship between commitment and vocation and the relevance of commitment to love, and notes some reasons why it might make sen…Read more
  •  1
    Social Class and State Power: Exploring an Alternative Radical Tradition
    with D. M. Hart, R. M. Kenyon, and Roderick T. Long
    Palgrave Macmillan. 2018.
    This collection seeks to excavate the tradition of radical liberal class analysis, which predated and inspired Marx's reflections on class. Liberal class theory is distinctive because it regards relationship with the state as constitutive rather than just indicative of social class membership. Along with an introduction that frames the discussion historically and conceptually, Social Class and State Power provides readers with easy access to provocative texts from the early modern period to the …Read more