Professor, Department of Philosophy
Director, Social Justice Centre
Co-Director of the Ethics and Politics axis, Centre de recherche en éthique (CRÉ)
Specialization: Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy
Pablo Gilabert did his PhD in philosophy at the New School for Social Research in 2003. He is currently doing research on social justice, human rights, and the role of the concept of feasibility in moral and political reasoning (including the consequences for the relation between “ideal” and “nonideal theory”).
His research and teaching interests also include topics in global justice, distributive justice, democratic theory, contractualist theories in normative ethics, the Frankfurt School tradition of critical theory, Kant’s practical philosophy, Marxism and socialism, and the history of moral and political philosophy.
He has been an HLA Hart Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford, a DAAD Fellow at the University of Frankfurt, a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University, a Visiting Fellow at the University of Montreal, and a Laurence S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow at the Center for Human Values at Princeton University.
His papers appeared in journals such as The Journal of Political Philosophy, Political Theory, The Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Philosophical Studies, Kant-Studien, Kantian Review, Human Rights Quarterly, and Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, among others. He is the author of two books on social justice: From Global Poverty to Global Equality. A Philosophical Exploration (Oxford University Press, 2012) and Human Dignity and Human Rights (Oxford University Press, 2018).