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

Article “How to be Fairer” in 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

JEM special issue ‘The Future of Philosophy of Economics’

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