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    The regulation of drugs presents a challenge for liberalism: how can punishing a person for an action that harms only himself or herself be justified? For public policy a related difficulty is to justify the differential treatment of drugs and alcohol. Philosophical arguments suggest that current regulations are unjustified, and that some currently illegal drugs should be treated no more harshly than alcohol. However, such arguments make little or no impact in public policy discussions. This gen…Read more
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    Success and stupor
    The Philosophers' Magazine 39 35-39. 2007.
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    Exchange is one thing, economic competition another. Exchange is possible without competition; and economic competition (of sorts) is possible without exchange. Put exchange and competition together and, roughly, you get the free market. There are many philosophical discussions of the free market; a sizeable number about free exchange; but - - aside from in the context of consequentialist defences of the market - - who this century has had much to say about economic competition?
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    Scanlon on Well‐Being
    Ratio 16 (4): 332-345. 2003.
  • A persistent right-wing discourse on poverty insists that, in many cases, poverty is the result of domestic incompetence, improvidence, or male irresponsibility. Poverty is, on this view, to some significant degree, the result of poor management and irresponsible choices. Poverty researchers, by contrast, typically argue that there is very little evidence to support this diagnosis, and that poverty is largely simply a matter of lack of financial resources to live the type of life that is regarde…Read more
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    The book that changed everything
    The Philosophers' Magazine 22 (22): 35-36. 2003.
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    Platão contra a democracia
    Critica -. 2004.
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    I—The Presidential AddressEquality and Hierarchy
    Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 119 (1): 1-23. 2019.
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    Morality for archangels
    Philosophical Books 30 (4): 201-209. 1989.
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    Evaluating interventions in health: A reconciliatory approach
    with Sarah Edwards, Sarah Richmond, O. R. R. Shepley, and Geraint Rees
    Bioethics 26 (9): 455-463. 2012.
    Health-related Quality of Life measures have recently been attacked from two directions, both of which criticize the preference-based method of evaluating health states they typically incorporate. One attack, based on work by Daniel Kahneman and others, argues that ‘experience’ is a better basis for evaluation. The other, inspired by Amartya Sen, argues that ‘capability’ should be the guiding concept. In addition, opinion differs as to whether health evaluation measures are best derived from con…Read more
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    Evaluating interventions in health: a reconciliatory approach
    with Sarah Edwards, Sarah Richmond, Shepley Orr, and Geraint Rees
    Bioethics 26 (9): 455-463. 2012.
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    The regulation of drugs presents a challenge for liberalism: how can punishing a person for an action that harms only himself or herself be justified? For public policy a related difficulty is to justify the differential treatment of drugs and alcohol. Philosophical arguments suggest that current regulations are unjustified, and that some currently illegal drugs should be treated no more harshly than alcohol. However, such arguments make little or no impact in public policy discussions. This gen…Read more
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    Disadvantage
    with Avner de-Shalit
    Oxford University Press. 2007.
    What does it mean to be disadvantaged? Is it possible to compare different disadvantages? What should governments do to move their societies in the direction of equality, where equality is to be understood both in distributional and social terms? Linking rigorous analytical philosophical theory with broad empirical studies, including interviews conducted for the purpose of this book, Wolff and de-Shalit show how taking theory and practice together is essential if the theory is to be rich enough …Read more
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    Critical notices
    with Cynthia MacDonald
    International Journal of Philosophical Studies 5 (2). 1997.
    An Essay On Rights By Hillel Steiner Basil Blackwell, 1994. Pp. x + 305. ISBN 0-631-19027-9. Price 14.95 Connectionism and eliminativism: reply to Stephen Mills in Vol. 5, No. 1.
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    Avner de-shalit
    with Disadvantage
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    8.1 The concept of agent responsibility
    with Shlomi Segall, Hillel Steiner, Zofia Stemplowska, and Andrew Williams
    In Carl Knight & Zofia Stemplowska (eds.), Responsibility and Distributive Justice, Oxford University Press. 2011.
  • Proper Ambition of Science (edited book)
    with M. W. F. Stone
    Routledge. 2000.
    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
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    Part Two. Papers
    with G. A. Cohen
    In G. A. Cohen & Jonathan Wolff (eds.), Lectures on the History of Moral and Political Philosophy, Princeton University Press. pp. 245-324. 2013.
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    The Apparent Asymmetry of Responsibility
    In Carl Knight & Zofia Stemplowska (eds.), Responsibility and Distributive Justice, Oxford University Press. 2011.
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    Of Responsibility1
    In Carl Knight & Zofia Stemplowska (eds.), Responsibility and Distributive Justice, Oxford University Press. pp. 216. 2011.
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    In this article, we propose the Fair Priority Model for COVID-19 vaccine distribution, and emphasize three fundamental values we believe should be considered when distributing a COVID-19 vaccine among countries: Benefiting people and limiting harm, prioritizing the disadvantaged, and equal moral concern for all individuals. The Priority Model addresses these values by focusing on mitigating three types of harms caused by COVID-19: death and permanent organ damage, indirect health consequences, s…Read more
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    This paper surveys the current philosophical discussion of the ethics of risk imposition, placing it in the context of relevant work in psychology, economics and social theory. The central philosophical problem starts from the observation that it is not practically possible to assign people individual rights not to be exposed to risk, as virtually all activity imposes some risk on others. This is the ‘problem of paralysis’. However, the obvious alternative theory that exposure to risk is justifi…Read more
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    The morality of sales tax
    Analysis 60 (2): 194-195. 2000.
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    A general framework for resolving disputed land claims
    with H. Steiner
    Analysis 63 (3): 188-189. 2003.
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    Lectures on the History of Moral and Political Philosophy
    with G. A. Cohen
    Princeton University Press. 2013.
    However, throughout his career he regularly lectured on a wide range of moral and political philosophers of the past. This volume collects these previously unpublished lectures