Article “Extreme rijkdom eerlijk verdeeld” in ANTW

We participated in a forum on reactions to Ingrid Robeyns’ theory of limitarianism, published in the Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte. We argue that if richness is limited, the resources that are obtained by those that are deemed to rich need to be divided fairly. S. Wintein & H.C.K. Heilmann (2017). Extreme Rijkdom Eerlijk Verdeeld. Algemeen Nederlands … Read more

Blogpost “Eerlijkheid voor kleine partijen”

In a blog post on Bij Nader Inzien, we argue that recent changes to the Dutch electoral system are unfair to smaller parties. S. Wintein & H.C.K. Heilmann (2017). Eerlijkheid voor kleine partijen. Blogpost on Bij Nader Inzien, August 2017.

Article “Dividing the indivisible: Apportionment and philosophical theories of fairness” in Politics, Philosophy & Economics

Philosophical theories of fairness propose to divide a good that several individuals have a claim to in proportion to the strength of their respective claims. We suggest that currently, these theories face a dilemma when dealing with a good that is indivisible. On the one hand, theories of fairness that use weighted lotteries are either … Read more

Article “Theories of Fairness and Aggregation” in Erkenntnis

We investigate the issue of aggregativity in fair division problems from the perspective of cooperative game theory and Broomean theories of fairness. Paseau and Saunders (Utilitas 27:460–469, 2015) proved that no non-trivial theory of fairness can be aggregative and conclude that theories of fairness are therefore problematic, or at least incomplete. We observe that there … Read more