In a blogpost on Bij Nader Inzien, we ask the question “what is fairness?”, give a very short introduction to Broome’s account of fairness as proportionality to claims but also mention some problems with the concept of claims. S. Wintein & H.C.K. Heilmann (2020). Ode: Fairness. Blogpost on Bij Nader Inzien, April 2020.
Check out my review of Time Biases: A Theory of Rational Planning and Personal Persistence, by Meghan Sullivan. Oxford University Press, 2018 in Economics and Philosophy.
The refugee crisis poses obvious practical and political challenges: what are the local communities at whose shores thousands of migrants arrive to do? Ethical questions however, pose themselves with the same urgency: Who has a duty to assist? And what does fairness require?
I very much enjoyed reading Ivan Moscati’s excellent book Measuring Utility: From the Marginal Revolution to Behavioral Economics, Oxford University Press. Here is my book review essay in Oeconomia. Also check out the reviews by Jean-Sébastien Lenfant and Catherine Herfeld, and Ivan’s reply in the same issue.
There is a new issue of the The Reasoner, which includes my column on “Philosophy & Economics”, this time on conferences and workshops.
There is a new issue of The Reasoner, which among others, features my regular column on “Philosophy & Economics”, about philosophers and economists who passed away in 2017.
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
My article “Values in Time Discounting” is now available online in Science and Engineering Ethics.
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.
My Review of “Science outside the Laboratory: Measurement in Field Science and Economics” by Marcel Boumans is now online at Philosophy of Science.