Voorhoeve, Alex

Dr Alex Voorhoeve  


Position held

Non LSE positions held

Center for Ethics, Harvard University

Faculty Fellow


Princeton University's Center for Human Values

Faculty Fellow


Experience keywords:

health care allocation; moral and political philosophy; moral psychology; rational choice

Research summary > [Click to expand]

Dr Voorhoeve's research falls into three areas: political philosophy, with an emphasis on questions of equality and responsibility; rational choice theory, with an emphasis on some challenges to the received theory of rational choice; and more popular writing in moral philosophy, including articles based on interviews with leading moral philosophers.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:


Countries and regions to which research relates:

The Netherlands; United Kingdom; United States


Dutch [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; German [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]; Spanish [Spoken: Basic, Written: Basic]

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 6597



Voorhoeve, Alex and Ottersen, Trygve and Norheim, Ole Fritjof (2015) Response to our critics Health Economics, Policy and Law. 1-12. ISSN 1744-1331

Otsuka, Michael and Voorhoeve, Alex (2015) Equality versus priority In: Olsaretti, S., (ed.) Oxford Handbook of Distributive Justice. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

Voorhoeve, Alex (2015) Introduction to the symposium on equality versus priority Economics and Philosophy, 31 (2). 201-202. ISSN 0266-2671

Voorhoeve, Alex and Ottersen, Trygve and Norheim, Ole Fritjof (2015) Making fair choices on the path to universal health coverage: a prėcis Health Economics, Policy and Law. 1-10. ISSN 1744-1331

Voorhoeve, Alex (2015) Why sore throats don't aggregate against a life, but arms do Journal of Medical Ethics, 41 (6). 492-493. ISSN 0306-6800

Fleurbaey, Marc and Voorhoeve, Alex (2015) On the social and personal value of existence In: Hirose , Iwao and Reisner, Andrew , (eds.) Weighing and Reasoning: Themes from the Philosophy of John Broome. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 95-109. ISBN 9780199684908


Voorhoeve, Alex (2014) Book review: Matthew D. Adler: Well-being and fair distribution: beyond cost-benefit analysis Social Choice and Welfare, 42 (1). 245-254. ISSN 1432-217X

Norheim, Ole and Ottersen, Trygve and Berhane, Frehowot and Chitah, Bonah and Cookson, Richard and Daniels, Norman and Eyal, Nir and Flores, W. and Gosseries, Axel and Hausman, Daniel and Hurst, Samia and Kapiriri, L. and Ord, Toby and Reis, A. and Sadana, R. and Saenz, Carla and Segall, Shlomi and Sen, Gita and Tan-Torres Edejer, Tessa and Voorhoeve, Alex and Wikler, Dan and Yamin, Alicia (2014) Making fair choices on the path to universal health coverage: final report of the WHO consultative group on equity and universal health coverage World Health Organization. ISBN 9789241507158

Voorhoeve, Alex (2014) How should we aggregate competing claims? Ethics, 125 (1). 64-87. ISSN 0014-1704


Voorhoeve, Alex (2013) Book review: vaulting intuition: Temkin's critique of transitivity Economics and Philosophy, 29 (3). 409-423. ISSN 0266-2671

Voorhoeve, Alex (2013) A response to Rabin In: Oliver, Adam, (ed.) Behavioural Public Policy. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 140-147. ISBN 9781107042636

Voorhoeve, Alex and Fleurbaey, Marc (2013) Decide as you would with full information!: an argument against ex ante Pareto In: Eyal, Nir and Hurst, Samia A. and Norheim, Ole F. and Wikler, Dan, (eds.) Inequalities in Health: Concepts, Measures and Ethics. Population-level bioethics. Oxford University Press, New York, USA, 113-128. ISBN 9780199931392


Binmore, Ken and Stewart, Lisa and Voorhoeve, Alex (2012) How much ambiguity aversion?: finding indifferences between Ellsberg's risky and ambiguous bets Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 45 (3). 215-238. ISSN 0895-5646

Voorhoeve, Alex and Fleurbaey, Marc (2012) Egalitarianism and the separateness of persons Utilitas, 24 (3). 381-398. ISSN 0953-8208


Voorhoeve, Alex (2011) Philippa Foot The Philosophers' Magazine, 52 (1). 9-9. ISSN 1354-814X

Otsuka, Michael and Voorhoeve, Alex (2011) Reply to Crisp Utilitas, 23 (1). 109-114. ISSN 0953-8208

Voorhoeve, Alex and Eyal, Nir (2011) Inequalities in HIV care: chances versus outcomes The American Journal of Bioethics, 11 (12). 42-44. ISSN 1526-5161

Voorhoeve, Alex and During, Elie and Jopling, David and Wilson, Timothy and Kamm, Frances (2011) Who am I?: beyond “I think, therefore I am” Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1234 (1). 134-148. ISSN 0077-8923


Voorhoeve, Alex (2010) Peter Singer interviewed Esquire Russia, 52. 82-89. ISSN 0014-0791

Voorhoeve, Alex (2010) Can we trust our intuitions? Esquire Russia, 56. 48-54. ISSN 0014-0791

Voorhoeve, Alex (2010) Prioriteit voor patienten met een lage levenskwaliteit Filosofie and Praktijk, 31 (1). 40-51. ISSN 0167-2444

Voorhoeve, Alex (2010) Book review: Hugh LaFollette: the practice of ethics Social Choice and Welfare, 34 (3). 497-501. ISSN 0176-1714

Voorhoeve, Alex (2010) Erasmus: a snapshot The Philosophers' Magazine, 48. 98-100. ISSN 1354-814X


Voorhoeve, Alex (2009) Conversations on ethics Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780199215379

Otsuka, Michael and Voorhoeve, Alex (2009) Why it matters that some are worse off than others: an argument against the priority view Philosophy and Public Affairs, 37 (2). 171-199. ISSN 1088-4963

Voorhoeve, Alex (2009) The limits of autonomy The Philosophers' Magazine, 46. 78-82. ISSN 1354-814X


Voorhoeve, Alex (2008) Scanlon on substantive responsibility Journal of Political Philosophy, 16 (2). 184-200. ISSN 0963-8016

Voorhoeve, Alex (2008) Heuristics and biases in a purported counter-example to the acyclicity of "better than" Politics, Philosophy and Economics, 7 (3). 285-299. ISSN 1470-594X


Baggini, Julian and Voorhoeve, Alex and Audard, Catherine and Meckled-Garcia, Saladin and McWalter, Tony (2007) Security and the 'war on terror': a roundtable In: Baggini, Julian and Strangroom, Jeremy, (eds.) What More Philosophers Think. Continuum, London, UK, 19-32. ISBN 9780826492999


Voorhoeve, Alex (2006) Is poverty our problem? The Philosophers' Magazine, 36 (4th qu). 46-49. ISSN 1354-814X

Voorhoeve, Alex (2006) In search of the deep structure of morality: an interview with Frances Kamm Imprints, 9 (2). 93-117. ISSN 1363-5964

Voorhoeve, Alex and Binmore, Ken (2006) Transitivity, the Sorites paradox, and similarity-based decision-making Erkenntnis, 64 (1). 101-114. ISSN 0165-0106

Voorhoeve, Alex (2006) Preference change and interpersonal comparisons of welfare In: Olsaretti, Serena, (ed.) Preferences and Well-Being. Royal Institute of Philosophy supplements, This v (59). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 265-279. ISBN 9780521695589


Voorhoeve, Alex (2005) Book review: pursuing equal opportunities: the theory and practice of egalitarian justice, by Lesley A. Jacobs Economics and Philosophy, 21 (1). 155-160. ISSN 1474-0028

Voorhoeve, Alex and Velikovskiy, Mika (2005) Взрывная волна (Shock wave) Political Journal, 27. 48-49.

Voorhoeve, Alex (2005) Incentives and principles for individuals in Rawls's theory of justice Éthique et Économique, 3 (1). 1-7. ISSN 1639-1306

Voorhoeve, Alex and Binmore, Ken (2005) Defending transitivity against Zeno's paradox In: Ronnow-Rasmussen, Toni and Zimmerman, Michael J, (eds.) Recent Work on Intrinsic Value. Library of ethics and applied philosophy (17). Springer, Dordrecht, Uk, 265-272. ISBN 9781402038457


Voorhoeve, Alex (2004) Erasmus In: Baggini, Julian and Stangroom, Jeremy, (eds.) Great Thinkers A-Z. Continuum, 91-93. ISBN 9780826467423

Voorhoeve, Alex (2004) John Rawls In: Baggini, Julian and Stangroom, Jeremy, (eds.) Great Thinkers A-Z. Continuum, 199-201. ISBN 9780826467423

Hild, Matthias and Voorhoeve, Alex (2004) Equal opportunity and opportunity dominance Economics and Philosophy, 20 (1). 117-145. ISSN 0266-2671

Voorhoeve, Alex (2004) A mistrustful animal: Bernard Williams interviewed Harvard Review of Philosophy, XII. 81-92. ISSN 1062-6239


Voorhoeve, Alex (2003) The house that Jack built The Philosophers' Magazine, 22. 28-31. ISSN 1354-814X

Voorhoeve, Alex (2003) The grammar of goodness: an interview with Philippa Foot Harvard Review of Philosophy, XI. 32-44. ISSN 1062-6239

Voorhoeve, Alex (2003) Harry Frankfurt on the necessity of love Philosophical Writings, 23. 55-70. ISSN 1361-9365

Binmore, Ken and Voorhoeve, Alex (2003) Defending transitivity against Zeno's paradox Philosophy and Public Affairs, 31 (3). 272-279. ISSN 0048-3915


Voorhoeve, Alex (2002) Mandeville The Philosophers' Magazine (20). 53. ISSN 1354-814X

Voorhoeve, Alex (2002) The good, the right, and the seemly. Ken Binmore interviewed The Philosophers' Magazine (21). 48-51. ISSN 1354-814X


Voorhoeve, Alex (2001) Kant on the cheap: Thomas Scanlon interviewed The Philosophers' Magazine (16). 29-30. ISSN 1354-814X

Voorhoeve, Alex (2001) Book review: the philosophy of science Philosophy Today, 14. 8-9. ISSN 0960-815x


Voorhoeve, Alex and Oort, Renske (2000) Schuldverlichting: niet voor niets Economisch-Statistische Berichten, 85. 141-143. ISSN 0013-0583


Voorhoeve, Alex (1999) Dollarisering gewenst? Economisch-Statistische Berichten, 84. 577-581. ISSN 0013-0583

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