Readership: Scholars and advanced students of philosophy and political theory.
Nils Holtug, University of Copenhagen
Nils Holtug is Director of the Centre for the Study of Equality and Multiculturalism and Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Copenhagen.
"This superb book insightfully and systematically addresses the key issues confronting theories of self-interest and theories of justice in the distribution of self-interest fulfillment. It is essential reading for anyone working in these areas." - Peter Vallentyne
"Holtugs Persons, Interests, and Justice is a magni?cent book. It exhibits a most thorough analysis of the most dif?cult problems in contemporary moral philosophy. His vigorous project deserves the highest acclaim. Any moral philosopher, actual or possible, ought to examine this book carefully." - Iwao Hirose, Economics and Philosophy
"If you are working in the Parfitian tradition and yet neglect to study closely Holtugs intricate arguments,
I am afraid that there is very little that can be said in your defence." - Jens Johansson, Theoria
"The book shows how the seemingly uncontroversial assumptions about personhood and interest made by many philosophers especially political philosophers are in fact controversial, and that that makes a big difference to how we should think about justice. It is highly recommended for advanced postgraduates and professional philosophers with interests in justice or personal identity." - Carl Knight, Analysis
Part I. Prudence
3: Personal Identity
4: What Matters
5: On the Value of Coming into Existence
Part II. Justice
9: Population Ethics
10: Metaphysics and Justice