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    Journal of Human Development and Capabilities. forthcoming.
    This paper offers a critique of Martha Nussbaum’s description of the capability approach, and offers an alternative. I will argue that Nussbaum’s characterization of the capability approach is flawed, in two ways. First, she unduly limits the capability to two strands of work, thereby ignoring important other capabilitarian scholarship. Second, she argues that there are five essential elements that all capability theories meet; yet upon closer analysis three of them are not really essential to t…Read more
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    Ideal Theory in Theory and Practice
    Social Theory and Practice 34 (3): 341-362. 2008.
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    Trois modèles « éducatifs » : droit, potentialité et capital humain
    Les ateliers de l'éthique/The Ethics Forum 6 (1): 18-29. 2011.
    Dans cet article, j’analyse trois logiques normatives qui peuvent fonder les politiques éducatives en portant une attention particulière aux questions liées aux spécificités des sexes. Ces trois modèles éducatifs sont la théorie du capital humain, le discours du droit et l’approche des potentialités. D’abord, je décris cinq rôles que l’éducation peut jouer. Ensuite, j’analyse les trois modèles pouvant fonder les politiques éducatives. La théorie du capital humain pose un certain nombre de problè…Read more
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    Will a Basic Income Do Justice to Women?
    Analyse & Kritik 23 (1): 88-105. 2001.
    This article addresses the question whether a basic income will be a just social policy for women. The implementation of a basic income will have different effects for different groups of women, some of them clearly positive, some of them negative. The real issues that concern feminist critics of a basic income are the gender-related constraints on choices and the current gender division of labour, which are arguably both playing at the disadvantage of women. It is argued that those issues are n…Read more
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    Are transcendental theories of justice redundant?
    Journal of Economic Methodology 19 (2). 2012.
    Journal of Economic Methodology, Volume 19, Issue 2, Page 159-163, June 2012
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    Should Maternity Leave be Expanded?
    Ethics and Social Welfare 6 (2): 206-212. 2012.
    On 20 October 2010, the European Parliament proposed to give all women in the European Union (EU) minimally 20 weeks fully paid maternity leave, and to introduce a legal right for all fathers to 2 weeks fully paid paternity leave. In many other countries, individuals and groups are advocating for longer maternity leave, longer paternity leave, and/or longer parental leave. In this paper, I argue for two principles that proposals of maternity/paternity/parental leave systems should respect: the ?…Read more
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    The Agents of Justice
    Philosophy Compass. forthcoming.
    The complexities of how justice comes to be realized, and by which agents, is a relatively neglected element in contemporary theories of justice. This has left several crucial questions about agency and justice undertheorized, such as why some particular agents are responsible for realizing justice, how their contribution towards realizing justice should be understood, and what role agents such as activists and community leaders play in realizing justice. We aim to contribute towards a better un…Read more
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    Property-Owning Democracy
    In M. O'Neill T. Williamson (ed.), Property-Owning Democracy: Rawls and Beyond, Wiley-blackwell. pp. 163. 2012.
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    De rol en beperkingen van ideaaltheorieën van rechtvaardigheid
    Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 71 (1): 61-85. 2009.
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    Philosophy With Feet in the Mud
    Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics 11 (1): 80-99. 2018.
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    Limits to wealth in the history of Western philosophy
    with Matthias Kramm
    European Journal of Philosophy 28 (4): 954-969. 2020.
    European Journal of Philosophy, EarlyView.
  •  19
    A Decade of Feminist Economics
    Journal of Economic Methodology 12 (4): 613-617. 2005.
  •  19
    Conceptualising well-being for autistic persons
    Journal of Medical Ethics 42 (6): 383-390. 2016.
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    The capability approach
    The Philosophers' Magazine 50 92-93. 2010.
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    6 Capability approach
    In Jan Peil & Irene van Staveren (eds.), Handbook of Economics and Ethics, Edward Elgar. pp. 39. 2009.
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    Is Procreation Special?
    Journal of Value Inquiry 1-19. forthcoming.
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    Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 109 (4): 475-483. 2017.
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    Book Review (review)
    Economics and Philosophy 19 (2): 371-377. 2003.
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    Zorg, arbeid, en man/vrouw-emancipatie
    Filosofie En Praktijk 32 (4). 2011.
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    Measuring Justice: Primary Goods and Capabilities (edited book)
    Cambridge University Press. 2010.
    This book brings together a team of leading theorists to address the question 'What is the right measure of justice?' Some contributors, following Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum, argue that we should focus on capabilities, or what people are able to do and to be. Others, following John Rawls, argue for focussing on social primary goods, the goods which society produces and which people can use. Still others see both views as incomplete and complementary to one another. Their essays evaluate the…Read more
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    Koolstofemissies als een kwestie van verdelende rechtvaardigheid
    Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 112 (4): 453-457. 2020.