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 Journal Articles


'Moral Uncertainty and Public Justification', with Jacob Barrett, Philosophers' Imprint 24(1): 3, 1-19 (2024)

'Consequentialism, Collective Action, and Blame', Journal of Moral Philosophy, online first

'Consequentialism and the role of practices in political philosophy', Res Publica, online first

'Economic Inequality and the Long-Term Future', with Daan Juijn, Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, online first

The ethics of yoga in (mental) healthcare: Beyond the traditional Eightfold path, Vollbehr, N. K., Schmidt, A. T., Bartels-Velthuis, A. A., Ostafin, B. D. & Hoenders, H. J. R., (E-pub ahead of print) In: Complementary therapies in medicine. 77, 102979 (2023)

'Does collective unfreedom matter? Individualism, power and proletarian unfreedom', Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 26, 6, p. 964-985 (2023)

‘Freedom of choice and the tobacco endgame', Bioethics. 36, 1, p. 77-84 (2022)

'From Relational Equality to Personal Responsibility', Philosophical Studies. 179, p. 1373–1399 (2022)

'The Ethics of Nudging: An Overview', with Bart Engelen, Philosophy Compass 15, no. 4 (2020)

'Should we allow voluntary euthanasia in non-medical cases? Solidarity and the social context of elderly suffering', Journal of Moral Philosophy 17, 2, pp. 129-162 (2020)

‘Getting Real on Rationality—Behavioral Science, Nudging, and Public Policy', Ethics 129, no. 4 (June 11, 2019): 511–43


Second-prize winner for best paper on ethics, public policy, and leadership awarded by Elizabeth D. Rockwell Center, University    of Houston

Also see Grant Rozeboom's response paper in Ethics; Tom Douglas' response paper in ETMP and this Peasoup blog discussion

'Withdrawing and Withholding Treatment: What Do Medical Professionals Owe Their Patients?', The American Journal of Bioethics 19, no. 3 (March 4, 2019): 31–33,

‘Domination without Inequality? Republicanism, Mutual Domination and Gun Control’, Philosophy & Public Affairs 46, no. 2 (2018): 175–206,

      Also see Andreas Bengtson's response paper and Ryan Davis' chapter (7) in Why It's OK to Own a Gun



‘The Power to Nudge’, American Political Science Review 111, no. 2 (2017): 404-17

'Persons or Property – Freedom and the Legal Status of Animals', Journal of Moral Philosophy 15, no. 1 (January 25, 2018): 20–45

'An Unresolved Problem: Freedom across Lifetimes', Philosophical Studies 174, no. 6 (June 1, 2017): 1413–38

'Being Good by Doing Good: Goodness and the Evaluation of Persons.' Utilitas 29, no. 1 (March 2017): 3–26.

'Abilities and the Sources of Unfreedom', Ethics 127, no. 1 (September 21, 2016): 179–207.

'Withdrawing Versus Withholding Freedoms: Nudging and the Case of Tobacco Control', American Journal of Bioethics 16, no. 7 (July 2, 2016): 3–14

                     Here you can read six response papers

'The Ethics and Politics of Mindfulness-Based Interventions', Journal of Medical Ethics 42, no. 7 (July 1, 2016): 450–54

'Response to Open Peer Commentaries on ‘Withdrawing Versus Withholding Freedoms: Nudging and the Case of Tobacco Control.’” The American Journal of Bioethics 16 (11) (2016): W1–3.

‘Why Animals Have an Interest in Freedom’, Historical Social Research, 40.4 (2015), 92–109

 Book Chapters

'Longtermist Political Philosophy: An Agenda for Future Research'. with Jacob Barrett. In J. Barrett, D. Thorstad, & H. Greaves (Eds.), Essays on Longtermism. Oxford University Press. (2023)

Freedom in political philosophy’, overview article for Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics (OUP) (2022)

'Is there a human right to tobacco control?’, in: Human Rights and Tobacco Control: International, Regional, and Domestic Legal Perspectives, Gispen, Marie Elske; Toebes, Brigit (eds), (2020)

The Ethics of Mindfulness-Based Interventions: A Population-Level Perspective' with Lovro Savic, in: The Oxford Handbook of Psychotherapy Ethics, Trachsel, Manuel; Tekin, Serife; Biller-Adorno, Nikola; Gaab, Jens; Sadler, John (eds), Oxford University Press, 2019

'Die moralische Pflicht, durch Tierschutz Gutes zu Tun', in: Wenn ich mir etwas wünschen dürfte - Intellektuelle zur Bundestagswahl 2017, Helfer, Joachim; Meyer, Marco; Wettig, Klaus (eds); (2017), Steidl

 Working Papers


'The freedom of future people', GPI Working paper No. 10-2023

'Longtermist political philosophy' with Jacob Barrett; GPI Working Paper No. 15-2022

          'Moral Uncertainty and public justification', with Jacob Barrett; GPI Working Paper No. 15-2021

         'Economic Equality and the Long-Term Future', with Daan Juijn; GPI Working Paper No. 4-2021

Book reviews 

        Book review of Lovett, Frank, The Well-Ordered Republic, Oxford University Press; forthcoming in Ethics

Work in Progress (selection)

'Future people and the boundaries of republican democracy', with Andreas Bengtson

‘Can Social Structures Dominate?’ with Frank Hindriks

'Egalitarianism across generations', abstract

'Do we have too much choice?'

'The Freedom of Future People'

Consequentialism and the Ethics of Blame’, abstract

‘Consequentialism and Ideal vs Non-Ideal Theory’, abstract

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