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Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Childhood and Children, Routledge, 2018, edited (with G. Calder and J. De Wispelaere)

review in the Journal of Applied philosophy

review in Ethics and Social Welfare

review in Bioethics

review in Faith and Philosophy

Special issues

Special issue of Moral Philosophy and Politics 7(2) on “Children’s and adolescents’ rights”, 2020 (with S. Hohl)

Special issue of the Journal of Applied Philosophy 35(S1) on “The Nature and Value of Childhood”, 2018

Special issue of the Journal of Medical Ethics 43(3), on “Ethics of Incentives in Healthcare”, 2017 (with V. Wild)

Journal articles

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccine Prioritization in Low-and Middle-Income Countries May Justifiably Depart From High-Income Countries’ Age Priorities, Clinical Infectious Diseases 75, 2022 (with Nir Eyal, Anca Gheaus, Axel Gosseries, Monica Magalhaes, Thierry Ngosso, Bastian Steuwer, Viroj Tangcharoensathien, Isa Trifan, Andrew Williams)

Childhood after COVID: Children’s interests in a flourishing childhood and a more communal childrearing, Philosophical Inquiry in Education , 29(1): 65-71, 2022

The Best Available Parent, Ethics 131(3): 431-459, 2021

Liam Shields’ Won’t Somebody Please Think of the Parents?, Ethics 133(1), 2022
Jordan Walters’ The Best Available Parent and Duties of Justice, Journal of Ethics & Social Philosophy 23(2), 2022
Scott Altman’s Why Parents’ Interests Matter, Ethics 133(2), 2022

Unrequited Love, Self-victimisation and the Target of Appropriate Resentment, Journal of Ethics 25: 487–499, 2021.

Childhood: Value and Duties, Philosophy Compass 16(12): 1-11, 2021

The feminist argument against supporting care, Journal of Practical Ethics (8)1:1-27, 2020

Child-rearing With Minimal Domination: A Republican Account, Political Studies, Online First, 2020

More co-parents, fewer children. Multiparenting and sustainable populationEssays in Philosophy 20(1):1-21, 2019

Love, not the Family, AnAlize 8:168-176, 2018. Translated into Romanian in A. Volacu, D. Cutas and A. Miroiu (eds.), Teme Contemporane in Etica Aplicata, Polirom, forthcoming 2020

Introduction: Special Issue on the Nature and Value of ChildhoodJournal of Applied Philosophy 35(S1): 1-10, 2018

Children’s Vulnerability and Legitimate Authority Over ChildrenJournal of Applied Philosophy 35(S1): 60-75, 2018

Biological Parenthood: Gestational not GeneticAustralasian Journal of Philosophy 96(2): 225-240, 2018

What Abolishing the Family Would not DoCritical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 21(3): 284-300, 2018. Reprinted in A.-A. Cormier and C. Sypnowich (eds.) Family Values and Social Justice, Routledge, 2019

Hikers in Flip‐Flops: Luck Egalitarianism, Democratic Equality and the Distribuenda of JusticeJournal of Applied Philosophy35(1): 54-69, 2018

Love and Justice: a Paradox?Canadian Journal of Philosophy 47(6): 739-759, 2017

Sufficientarian parenting must be child-centred, Law, Ethics and Philosophy 5:189-197, 2017

Introduction: Special Issue on the Ethics of Incentives in HealthcareJournal of Medical Ethics 43(3): 138-9, 2017 (with V. Wild)

Solidarity, Justice and Unconditional Access to HealthcareJournal of Medical Ethics 43(3): 177-81, 2017. Translated into Catalan by Josep Maria Busquets, in Butlleti del Comite de Bioetica de Catalunya 20:1-12, 2017

Parental Genetic Shaping and Parental Environmental ShapingPhilosophical Quarterly 67(267): 263-281, 2017

The Right to Parent and Duties Concerning Future GenerationsJournal of Political Philosophy, 24(4): 487-508, 2016

The Goods of Work (Other than Money!)Journal of Social Philosophy 47(1): 70-89, 2016 (with Lisa Herzog). Translated into German by Lisa Herzog. In C. Misselhorn and H. Behrendt (ed.), Arbeit Gerechtigkeit und Inklusion, Springer, 189-210, 2017

The Normative Importance of Pregnancy Challenges Surrogacy ContractsAnAlize 6:20-31, 2016

Parental Enhancement and Symmetry of Power in the Parent-child RelationshipJournal of Medical Ethics 42(6):397-400, 2016

Is There a Right to Parent?Law, Ethics and Philosophy 3:193-204, 2015

Unfinished Adults and Defective Children: on the Nature and Value of ChildhoodJournal of Ethics and Social Philosophy 9(1): 1-21, 2015

Three Cheers for the Token Woman!, Journal of Applied Philosophy 32(2): 163-176, 2015

The Feasibility Constraint on the Concept of JusticePhilosophical Quarterly 63(252): 445-464, 2013

Care Drain As an Issue of Global Gender JusticeEthical Perspectives 20(1): 61-80, 2013

Care Drain: Who Should Provide For the Children Left Behind?Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 16(1): 1-23, 2013. Translated into German by S. Hohl, in E. Rohr, M. Jansen and J. Adamou (ed.) Die vergessenen Kinder der Globalisierung, Gießen: Psychosozial Verlag, 137-157, 2014

The Right to Parent One‘s Biological BabyThe Journal of Political Philosophy 20(4): 432-455, 2012

Gender Justice,  Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy 6(2), 2012. Reprinted in I. Parvu (ed.) Analytic Philosophy in Romania. Bucharest School, Bucharest: ALL, 2014. Translated into Italian, Revista Gênero e Direito 4(2):105-133, 2015

The Role of Love in Animal EthicsHypatia 27(3): 583-600, 2012

Is the Family Uniquely Valuable?Ethics and Social Welfare 6(2): 120-131, 2012. Translated into German in M. Betzler and B. Bleisch (eds.) Familiare Pflichten, Surkamp 87-105, 2015

Pour une diversification des sources du soin aux enfants / The Case for Diversifying Child Carers (in French and English), Raison Publique, 15: 273-295, 2011

Arguments for Nonparental Care for ChildrenSocial Theory and Practice, 37(3):483-509, 2011

Equality-promoting Parental LeaveThe Journal of Social Philosophy 42(2):173-191, (with Ingrid Robeyns), 2011

How Much of What Matters Can We Redistribute? Love, Justice and LuckHypatia 24(4), 68-90, 2009

Basic Income, Gender Justice and the Costs of Gender-symmetrical LifestylesBasic Income Studies, 3(3), 2008. Translated into Japaneseby T. Suzuki, available at:

Gender Justice and the Welfare State in Post-communismFeminist Theory 9(2):185-206, 2008

La propriete de soi en vaut-elle la peine?Raisons Politiques 23:109-126, 2006

Encyclopedia and Handbook Entries

Justice and the Family, Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, 2022 (with Serena Olsaretti)

The Ethics of ParentingRoutledge Encyclopedia Online, 2020

Personal Relationship GoodsStanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, E. N. Zalta (ed.), Fall 2018 

Gender policies in the workplace and the family, in A. Lever and A. Poama (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Ethics and Public Policy, Routledge, 2018

Enfants et famille, in P. Savidain (ed.), Dictionnaire des inégalités et de la justice sociale, Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 2018 (translated by P. Savidain.)

Introduction, in A. Gheaus, G. Calder, J. De Wispelaere (eds.) Routledge Handbook on Childhood and Children, Routledge, 2018

The right to parent, in A. Gheaus, G. Calder, J. De Wispelaere (eds.) Routledge Handbook on Childhood and Children, Routledge, 2018

Gender, in S. Olsaretti (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Distributive Justice, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018

Feminism and gender, in A. Fiala (ed.), Bloomsbury Companion to Political Philosophy, Bloomsbury, 167-182, 2015


Chapters in edited volumes

The Role of Solitude in the Politics of Sociability, in K. Brownlee, David Jenkins and Adam Neal (eds.) Being Social: The Philosophy of Social Human Rights Being Social: The Philosophy of Social Human Rights, 234-251, 2022

Paternal responsibility for children and paediatric hospital policies in Romania, in M. Verkerk, H. Lindemann and J. McLaughlin (eds), Where Families and Health Care Meet, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019 (with D. Cutas)

The (dis)value of commitment to one’s spouse, in E. Brake (ed.), After Marriage, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 204-224, 2016

Could there ever be a duty to have children?, in S. Brennan, S. Hannan and R. Vernon, (eds.), Permissible Progeny, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 87-106, 2015

The ‘intrinsic goods of childhood’ and the just society, in C. Macleod and A. Bagattini (eds.), The Nature of Children’s Well-Being, Springer, 35-52, 2015

Children’s rights, parental agency and the case for non-coercive responses to care drain, in D. Meyers (ed.), Poverty, Agency and Human Rights, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 299-320, 2014

The parental love argument against ‘designing’ babies: the harm in knowing that one has been selected or enhanced, in R. Chadwick, M. Levitt and D. Shickle (eds.), The Right to Know and the Right not to Know, 151-164, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014

Love, hate and moral inclusion. In J. Carlisle, J. Carter and D. Whistler (eds.), Moral Powers, Fragile Beliefs, Continuum, 29-52, 2011

Is unconditional forgiveness ever good? In P. S. Anderson (ed.), New Topics in Feminist Philosophy of Religion: Resistance, Religion and Ethical-Political Relations, Springer, 51-68, 2010

The challenge of care to idealizing theories of distributive justice. In L Tessman (ed.), Feminist Ethics and Social and Political Philosophy: Theorizing the Non-Ideal, Springer, 105-119, 2009. Reprinted in T. D. Campbell and A. Mancilla (eds.), Theories of Justice, Ashgate, 2012

Irreversible moral damage. In B. Schreier (ed.), Culture and Irreversibility. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 169-186, 2007

Conflictual identities. Reflection on the moral experience of transitional societies. In S. Slapsak, J. Blagojevic and K. Kolozova (eds.), Gender and Identities: Theories from Southeastern Europe. Belgrade: Kaktus, 321-342, 2006

Gender dimensions of the Romanian tutoring system. In J. Sempruch, K. Willems and C. Casarella (eds.), Multiple Marginalities. An Intercultural Perspective on Gender in Education, Helmer Verlag, 264-278, 2006