Pablo Gilabert

Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada).

Postes occupés

2017-2018 Chercheur-e invité-e,
2013-2014 Chercheur-e associé-e,
2014-2015 à aujourd'hui Membre régulier-ère,


A native of Argentina, Pablo Gilabert is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada). His areas of specialization are ethics and social and political philosophy. Within these areas, 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 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, and a Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow in the Center for Human Values at Princeton University.

Recent publications

  • “How Should We Think About The Relation Between Principles and Agency?” Ethics & Global Politics 6.2 (2013): 75-83
  • “Comparative Assessments of Justice, Political Feasibility, and Ideal Theory.” Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 15.1 (2012):39-56.
  • “Political Feasibility: A Conceptual Exploration.” (with Holly Lawford-Smith). Political Studies 60.4 (2012) : 809-825
  • “Is There A Human Right to Democracy? A Response to Joshua Cohen.” Revista Latinoamericana de Filosofia Politica / Latin American Journal of Political Philosophy 1.2 (2012): 1-37.
  • “Cohen on Socialism, Equality, and Community.” Socialist Studies (special issue on G. A. Cohen) 8.1 (2012): 101-121.
  • “Feasibility and Socialism.” The Journal of Political Philosophy 19.1 (2011): 52-63.
  • “Cosmopolitan Overflow.” The Monist 94.4 (2011): 584-592.
  • “Humanist and Political Perspectives on Human Rights.” Political Theory 39.4 (2011): 439-467.
  • “Kant and the Claims of the Poor.” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 81.2 (2010): 382-418.
  • “The Importance of Linkage Arguments for the Theory and Practice of Human Rights. A Response to James Nickel.” Human Rights Quarterly 32.2 (2010): 425-438.
  • “The Feasibility of Basic Socioeconomic Human Rights. A Conceptual Exploration.” The Philosophical Quarterly 59.237 (2009): 559-581.

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