Philosophy and Public Affairs 24 (1):3-34 (1995)

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Garrett Cullity
Australian National University
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This paper presents a moral philosophical account of free riding, specifying the conditions under which failing to pay for nonrival goods is unfair. These conditions do not include the voluntary acceptance of the goods: this controversial claim is supported on the strength of a characterization of the kind of unfairness displayed in paradigm cases of free riding. Thus a "Principle of Fairness" can potentially serve as a foundation for political obligations. The paper also discusses the relation between its moral philosophical account of free riding, and a game theoretic or economic account.
Keywords free riding  fairness  public goods  contribution
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DOI 10.1111/j.1088-4963.1995.tb00020.x
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