Pablo Gilabert

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

Postes occupés

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


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 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, and a Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow in the Center for Human Values at Princeton University.

Recent publications

  • Human Dignity and Human Rights. Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
  • From Global Poverty to Global Equality. A Philosophical Exploration. Oxford University Press, 2012.
  • “Kantian Dignity and Marxian Socialism.” Kantian Review 22.4 (2017): 553-577.
  • “Justice and Feasibility: A Dynamic Approach.” Political Utopias: Contemporary Debates, ed. M. Weber and K. Vallier (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017), pp. 95-126.
  • “Justice and Beneficence.” Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 19.5 (2016): 508-533.
  • “The Socialist Principle ‘From Each According To Their Abilities, To Each According To Their Needs’.” Journal of Social Philosophy 46.2 (2015): 197-225.
  • “Human Rights, Human Dignity, and Power.” Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights, eds. R. Cruft, M. Liao, and M. Renzo (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015), pp. 196-213.
  • “Political Feasibility: A Conceptual Exploration.” (with Holly Lawford-Smith). Political Studies 60.4 (2012): 809-825
  • “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.


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  • “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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