Universiteit Antwerpen


University of Toronto, PhD Philosophy, 1998

Previous Academic Positions and Experience

May 2006 -- : Visiting Professor, Luiss-Guido Carli University, Rome.

2001-02: Faculty Fellow, Center for Ethics and the Professions, Harvard University.

1999-2001: Assistant Professor and SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Philosophy, Queen's University, Canada.

1998-99: Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto.

Areas of Specialization

Political philosophy and ethics; global justice and international relations, human rights, nationalism and multiculturalism.

Areas of Competence

Applied ethics (such as ethics and the professions, bioethics); history of political philosophy and ethics; philosophy of law; and introductory philosophy (history and basic problems).


1. *Justice Without Borders (Cambridge University Press, 2004). Pp. xiii + 219.

- Short listed, C.B. Macpherson Prize (2006), Canadian Political Science Association.

- Honorable mention, North American Society for Social Philosophy Book Prize (2005).

2. *Toleration, Diversity, and Global Justice (Penn State Press, 2000). Pp. xii + 233.

- Joint Runner-Up, Canadian Philosophical Association Book Prize (2003).

- Reprint: Chapter six (excerpts) in Cultural Politics in a Global Age, (eds.) H. Moore and D. Held (One World Publications, 2007).

Journal Articles and Essays

1. * “A Defense of Luck Egalitarianism,” The Journal of Philosophy (forthcoming 2009).

2. * “National Responsibility, Reparations and Distributive Justice”, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 11/4 (2008): 449-464. Special Issue on David Miller’s National Responsibility and Global Justice.

3. “Nationalisme libéral et internationalisme égalitaire”, Philosophiques 34/1 (2007): 113-131. Translated from English by J. Couture.

4. “Cosmopolitan Impartiality and Patriotic Partiality”, The Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Supplementary Volume 31 (2005); printed in 2007.

5. “The Boundary of Justice and the Justice of Boundaries: defending global egalitarianism,” The Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence XIX/2 (2006): 319-344.

6. “International Toleration: Rawlsian v. Cosmopolitan.” Special Issue of The Leiden Journal of International Law 18/4 (2005), pp. 685-710.

7. “Boundary Making and Equal Concern,” Metaphilosophy (2005) 36, 1/2: 50-67.

- An earlier and shorter version appears in Human Rights in Philosophy and Practice, eds. B. Leiser and T.D. Campbell (Ashgate/Darthmouth 2001), pp: 409-421.

- Reprinted in C. Barry and T. Pogge (eds), Global Institutions and Responsibilities (Blackwell, 2005).

8. *“Justice and Personal Pursuits,” The Journal of Philosophy CI/7 (2004): 331-362.

9. *"Patriotic Obligations," Monist 86/3 (2003): 434-454.

10. *"Liberal Nationalism and Cosmopolitan Justice," Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 5/4 (2002): 431-461.

11. *"Reasonable Disagreement and Distributive Justice," The Journal of Value Inquiry 35/4 (2001): 493-507.

12. *"Critical Notice of John Rawls's The Law of Peoples," The Canadian Journal of Philosophy 31/1 (2001): 113-132.

- Reprinted in D. Riedy (ed.), Rawls (Ashgate, 2008)

13. *"Liberal Toleration in Rawls's Law of Peoples," Ethics 108/2 (1998): 276-295.

- Reprinted in C. Kukathas (ed), John Rawls: Critical Assessments of Leading Political Philosophers (Routledge, 2002).

- Reprinted in D. Moellendorf and T. Pogge (eds.), Global Justice: seminal essays (Paragon 2008).

14. *"Kantian Ethics and Global Justice," Social Theory and Practice 23/1 (1997): 53-73.

15. *"Military Intervention as a Moral Duty," Public Affairs Quarterly 9/1 (1995): 29-46.

Chapters in Edited Volumes

1. “Rights, Harms and Institutions,” A. Jagger (ed.), Pogge and his Critics (Polity, forthcoming).

2. “Liberal Equality: what, why and where,” C. Misak (ed.). The Oxford Handbook of American Philosophy (Oxford University Press, 2008): 515-550.

3. “Liberalism and Culture: some challenges.” R. Tinnevelt and Verschraegen (eds), Between Cosmopolitan Ideals and State Sovereignty (Palgrave MacMillan, 2006): 77-88.

4. "Global Democracy: International not Cosmopolitan." D. Chatterjee (ed), Global Democracy (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007)” 161-186.

5. “Colonialism, Reparations, and Global Justice.” J. Miller and R. Kumar (eds), Reparations (Oxford University Press, 2007): 280-306.

- An earlier version of one section appeared as “Colonialism and Reparations” in Moral Issues in Global Perspective, ed. C. Koggel (Broadview Press, 2006 [2nd edition]).

6. * “The Problem of Decent Peoples.” D. Reidy and R. Martin (eds), A Realistic Utopia? Essays on Rawls’s Law of Peoples (Blackwell 2006): 76-94.

7. “The Duty to Protect.” M. Williams and T. Nardin (eds), NOMOS Vol. 47: Humanitarian Intervention. (NYU Press, 2005), pp.84-116.

8. "The Unavoidability of Morality." M. Williams and T. Nardin (eds), NOMOS Vol 47: Humanitarian Intervention (NYU Press, 2005), pp. 286-98.

9. "The Demands of Justice and National Allegiances." G. Brock and H. Brighouse (eds), The Political Philosophy of Cosmopolitanism (Cambridge University Press, 2005): pp: 164-179.

Discussions/Short Essays

1. *“Priority for Compatriots”, Economics and Philosophy 22/1 (2006): 115-123. Symposium on Kai Nielsen’s Globalization and Justice.

A longer paper on the same theme appears in M. Seymour and M. Fritsch (eds.) Reason and Emancipation: essays on the philosophy of Kai Nielsen (Humanity Books, 2007): 363-374.

2. With Rahul Kumar: “Introduction”, Journal of Social Philosophy, special issue on Reparations. XXXVII/3 (2006): 323-329.

 Published Conference Proceedings

1. *“Nationalism and Cosmopolitanism in Rawls’s Law of Peoples”, in Archiv fur Rechts und Sozialphilosophie, Beiheft Nr. 95 (2004): 45-53. Proceedings of the 21st IVR World Congress, 2003.

 Book Reviews

1. Hent de Vries and S. Weber (eds), Violence, Identity, and Self-Determination. In Comptes Rendus Philosophiques/Philosophy in Review (PIR) (Feb. 1999): 9-10.
2. David Ingram, Group Rights. In Comptes Rendus Philosophiques (Dec. 2000): 418-420.
3. Onora O'Neill, Bounds of Justice. In Comptes Rendus Philosophiques (Oct. 2001): 366-368.
4. Barry Holden (ed), Global Democracy. In Canadian Journal of Political Science 35/1 (2002): pp 225-227.
5. Anthony Simon Laden, Radically Reasonable. In Dialogue XLII/2 (2003): 403-405.
6. Andrew Vincent, Nationality and Particularity. In Utilitas 16/3 (2004): 336-338.
7. Thomas Pogge, World Poverty and Human Rights. In Philosophical Review 113/4 (2004): 584-587 (published 2006).


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