Philip Pettit

Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and the University Center for Human Values
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Philip Pettit works in moral and political philosophy and on background issues in philosophical psychology and social ontology. His recent single-authored books include The Common Mind (1996), Republicanism (1997), A Theory of Freedom (2001), Rules, Reasons, and Norms (2002), Made with Words: Hobbes on Mind, Society, and Politics (2008), On the People’s Terms: A Republican Theory and Model of Democracy (2012) and Just Freedom: A Moral Compass for a Complex World (2014) and The Robust Demands of the Good: Ethics with Attachment‚Virtue and Respect (2015). He is the coauthor of The Economy of Esteem (2004), with Geoffrey Brennan, Mind, Morality, and Explanation (2004), a selection of papers with Frank Jackson and Michael Smith; A Political Philosophy in Public Life: Civic Republicanism in Zapatero’s Spain (2010), with Jose Marti; and Group Agents: The Possibility, Design and Status of Corporate Actors (2011), with Christian List. Common Minds: Themes from the Philosophy of Philip Pettit appeared in 2007 with Oxford University Press, edited by Michael Smith, Geoffrey Brennan, Robert Goodin, and Frank Jackson. Pettit holds his appointment at the Center jointly with his appointment as Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Australian National University, Canberra. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy and a Fellow of both the Humanities and Social Sciences Academies in Australia. Pettit was made a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in 2017.