Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University
Resident at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:April‒June 2016
Research topic at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:»The Birth of Ethics«
I will be working on the completion of my book »The Birth of Ethics«, based on the »Tanner Lectures on Human Values« I gave in Berkeley in April 2015. (Philip Pettit)
Funding of the stay:»Justitia Amplificata. Rethinking Justice − Applied and Global«
Public lecture of Philip Pettit in Frankfurt am Main:
»How Language Gives Birth to Ethics«
Monday, 30 May 2016, and Tuesday, 31 May, 6 p.m.
Goethe-Universität, Campus Westend, HZ 3
Scholarly profile of Philip Pettit Philip Pettit is L.S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University, where he has taught political theory and philosophy since 2002, and for a period that began in 2012-13 holds a joint position as Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy at the Australian National University, Canberra.
He was elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009, honorary member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2010 and Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy in 2013; he has long been a fellow of the Australian academies in Humanities and Social Sciences.
He holds honorary professorships in Philosophy at Sydney University and Queen's University, Belfast and has been awarded honorary degrees by the National University of Ireland (Dublin), the University of Crete, Lund University, Universite de Montreal, Queen's University, Belfast and the University of Athens. Common Minds: Themes from the Philosophy of Philip Pettit appeared from OUP in 2007, edited by Geoffrey Brennan, R.E.Goodin, Frank Jackson and Michael Smith.
Main areas of research:Moral and political theory and on background issues in the philosophy of mind and metaphysics
- The Robust Demands of the Good: Ethics with Attachment, Virtue and Respect, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2015.
- Just Freedom: A Moral Compass for a Complex World, W.W. Norton & Company 2014.
- On the People's Terms: A Republican Theory and Model of Democracy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2012.
- Made with Words: Hobbes on Mind, Society and Politics, Princeton: Princeton University Press 2008.
- Examen a Zapatero , Madrid: Temas de Hoy 2008.
- Penser en Societe, Paris: Les Presses Universitaires de France 2004.
- Rules, Reasons and Norms, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2002.
- A Theory of Freedom, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2001.
- Republicanism, Oxford: Oxford University Press 1997.
- The Common Mind, Oxford: Oxford University Press 1996.
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