Synthese 194 (9):3475-3499 (2017)

Stefan Wintein
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Conrad Heilmann
Erasmus University Rotterdam
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 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 Broome’s notion of claims is too restrictive and that game-theoretic approaches can rectify this shortcoming. More generally, we argue that axiomatic and game-theoretic work in economics is an indispensable ingredient of any theorizing about fair division problems and allocative justice
Keywords Cooperative game theory  Fairness  Bankruptcy  Fair division  Proportionality
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DOI 10.1007/s11229-015-0967-y
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