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
Joint paper Dividing the Invisible: Apportionment and Theories of Fairness with Stefan Wintein now online at Politics, Philosophy & Economics.
The new issue of ‘The Reasoner‘ features an interview with Peter Wakker, as well as a summary of the EIPE 20th anniversary conference.
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
Joint article with Constanze Binder now online at The Journal of Value Inquiry.
The article ‘How to be Fairer‘, jointly authored with Stefan Wintein, is now published by Synthese.
We confront the philosophical literature on fair division problems with axiomatic and game-theoretic work in economics. Firstly, we show that the proportionality method advocated in Curtis (in Analysis 74:417–57, 2014) is not implied by a general principle of fairness, and that the proportional rule cannot be explicated axiomatically from that very principle. Secondly, we suggest that … Read more
The Future of the Philosophy of Economics, the special issue of the Journal of Economic Methodology of the INEM conference 2013 at EIPE (edited by Constanze Binder, Conrad Heilmann and Jack Vromen) is out now. It contains papers by Attilia Ruzzene, Gil Hersch, Mikaël Cozic & Brian Hill, Jean-Sébastien Gharbi & Yves Meinard, Ruth Grant, … Read more