A few open papers every year are published open access. These will be permanently available  free of charge. So far, the papers below have been published as open access (in reverse chronological order).


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2022 (Vol. 9, Issue 1)

Andreas Cassee

Trade, Exploitation, and the Problem of Unequal Opportunity Costs




2021 (Vol. 8, Issue 2)

Pierre-Étienne VanDamme

From Moral Principles to Political Judgments: The Case for Pragmatic Idealism


Mathias Risse

The Fourth Generation of Human Rights: Epistemic Rights in Digital Lifeworlds



2021 (Vol. 8, Issue 1)

Gordon Arlen, Enzo Rossi

Must Realists Be Pessimists About Democracy? Responding to Oligarchic and Epistemic Challenges


Catherine Kerner, Mathias Risse

Beyond Porn and Discreditation: Epistemic Promises and Perils of Deepfake Technology in Digital Lifeworlds



2020 (Vol. 7, Issue 2)

Kalle Grill

Respecting Children’s Choices


William Bülow, Lars Lindblom

The Social Injustice of Parental Imprisonment


Bouke de Vries

Should Children Have a Veto over Parental Decisions to Relocate?



2020 (Vol. 7, Issue 1)

Leonhard Menges

Did the NSA and GCHQ Diminish Our Privacy? What the Control Account Should Say


Titus Stahl

Privacy in Public: A Democratic Defense



2019 (Vol. 6, Issue 2)

Fiona McEvoy

Political Machines: Ethical Governance in the Age of AI



2019 (Vol. 6, Issue 1)

Marcel van Ackeren and Simon Derpmann

Introduction to the Special Issue on Demandingness in Practice


Matthew H. Kramer

The Demandingness of Deontological Duties: Is the Absolute Impermissibility of Placatory Torture Irrational?


Alberto Giubilini and Julian Savulescu

Demandingness and Public Health Ethics


Kian Mintz-Woo

Principled Utility Discounting Under Risk



2018 (Vol. 5, Issue 2)

Valentin Beck

Introduction to the Special Issue on Normative Aspects of International Trade Institutions


Lisa Herzog

Global Trade with an Epistemic Upgrade


2018 (Vol. 5, Issue 1)

N. P. Adams and Susanne Burri

Introduction to the Special Issue on Philip Pettit's The Robust Demands of the Good


Philip Pettit

Defending The Robust Demands of the Good



2017 (Vol. 4, Issue 2)

Margaret Moore

Legitimate Expectations and Land



2017 (Vol. 4, Issue 1)

John Christman

Anti-Perfectionism and Autonomy in an Imperfect World: Comments on Joseph Raz's The Morality of Freedom 30 Years on


Natalie Stoljar

Relational Autonomy and Perfectionism


Alexandre Gajevic Sayegh

A Case of Non-Ideal Guidance: Tackling Tax Competition



2016 (Vol. 3, Issue 2)

Jan Brezger, Andreas Cassee, and Anna Goppel

The Ethics of Immigration in a Non-Ideal World: Introduction


David Owen

Refugees, Fairness and Taking up the Slack: On Justice and the International Refugee Regime


Javier S. Hidalgo

The Duty to Disobey Immigration Law



2016 (Vol. 3, Issue 1)

Eszter Kollar

Symposium on Brain Drain: The Merits and Limits of Furthering Normative Solutions in Source Countries


Gillian Brock

Debating Brain Drain: An Overview


Michael Blake

Debating Brain Drain: An Overview 



2015 (Vol. 2, Issue 2)

Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen

Discrimination: An Intriguing but Underexplored Issue in Ethics and Political Philosophy


Ryan Cook

Discrimination Revised: Reviewing the Relationship between Social Groups, Disparate Treatment, and Disparate Impact


Xiafoei Lu

"No Fats, Femmes or Asians"


Frej Klem Thomsen

Stealing Bread and Sleeping Beneath Bridges: Indirect Discrimination as Disadvantageous Equal Treatment 



2015 (Vol. 2, Issue 1)

Lukas Meyer, Pranay Sanklecha and Alexa Zellentin

Symposium: Intergenerational Justice and Natural Resources: Introduction


Henry Shue

Historical Responsibility, Harm Prohibition, and Preservation Requirement: Core Practical Convergence on Climate Change


Frank Dietrich and Joachim Wündisch
Territory Lost – Climate Change and the Violation of Self-determination Rights



2014 (Vol. 1, Issue 2)

David Miller

Symposium on Fair Trade: Introduction


Aaron James
A Theory of Fairness in Trade


Mathias Risse and Gabriel Wollner
Three Images of Trade: On the Place of Trade in a Theory of Global Justice


Clara Brandi
On the Fairness of the Multilateral Trading System


Andrew Walton
Do Moral Duties Arise from Global Trade?



2014 (Vol. 1, Issue 1)

Gillian Brock and Thomas Pogge

Global Tax Justice and Global Justice


Miriam Ronzoni
Global Tax Governance: The Bullets Internationalists Must Bite – And Those They Must Not


Peter Dietsch and Thomas Rixen
Redistribution, Globalisation, and Multi-level Governance


Ana Tanasoca
Double Taxation, Multiple Citizenship, and Global Inequality