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    Social Freedom, Moral Responsibility, Actions and Omissions.Ronen Shnayderman - 2013 - Philosophical Quarterly 63 (253):716-739.
    This article addresses the question of what history an obstacle that stands in the way of our performing a certain action must have in order to render us socially unfree to x. The most promising view on this question is the moral responsibility view, according to which such an obstacle renders us socially unfree to x, if and only if another person is morally responsible for its existence. The main challenge of this view is to identify a serviceable test for (...)
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    Freedom, Self-Ownership, and Equality in Steiner’s Left-Libertarianism.Ronen Shnayderman - 2013 - Politics, Philosophy and Economics 12 (3):219-227.
    Hillel Steiner’s left-libertarian theory of justice is the most serious recent attempt to reconcile the ideals of (luck-egalitarian) equality and freedom. This attempt consists in an argument that a universal right to equal freedom, which in Steiner’s view means also a universal right to maximal freedom, implies a universal right to self-ownership and to an egalitarian share of the world’s natural resources. In this article, I argue that this argument fails on Steiner’s own terms. I argue that, on Steiner’s conceptions (...)
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    Causal Tests in Subjunctive Judgements About Negative Freedom.Ronen Shnayderman - 2014 - Res Publica 20 (2):183-197.
    This essay discusses a heretofore neglected dimension of one of the most important questions in the realm of political theory: which obstacles that stand in the way of our performing a certain action render us unfree to perform that action? This dimension is concerned with the issue of the causal test that a certain central kind of obstacle—i.e., subjunctive interference—has to pass in order to render us unfree. The aim of this essay is, first, to introduce this issue; and, second, (...)
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    Germ-Line Genetic Information as a Natural Resource as a Means to Achieving Luck-Egalitarian Equality: Some Difficulties.Ronen Shnayderman - 2019 - Res Publica 25 (2):151-166.
    In his left-libertarian theory of justice Hillel Steiner introduces the idea of conceiving our germ-line genetic information as a natural resource as a means to achieving luck-egalitarian equality. This idea is very interesting in and of itself. But it also has the potential of turning Steiner’s theory into a particularly powerful version of left-libertarianism, or so I argue in the first part of this paper. In the second part I critically examine this idea. I show why, in contrast to what (...)
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    Overall Freedom Measurement and Evaluation: A Defence of the Partly Evaluative Approach to Freedom Measurement.Ronen Shnayderman - 2019 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 22 (3):715-729.
    Freedom is one of the most important moral and political ideals. Questions concerning degrees of overall freedom are therefore of the utmost moral and political concern. To answer these questions we need to know how to measure degrees of overall freedom. This paper offers a novel defence of the partly evaluative approach to freedom measurement against a recent critique of it. According to the partly evaluative approach, the question of how free one is depends partly on the specific value of (...)
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