Philip Pettit is Irish by background and taught in Ireland, England and Australia before moving to a full-time position in Politics and Human Values at Princeton in 2002. Since 2012, he has held a joint appointment at the Australian National University and divides his time between the two campuses; he relies on email and Skype for keeping in touch with his advisees. He is a philosopher whose main interests include political theory and he is an active member of the community in Politics.

Selected Publications

1997. Republicanism: A Theory of Freedom and Government. Oxford University Press

2004. The Economy of Esteem (with G.Brennan). Oxford University Press

2008. Made with Words: Hobbes on Language, Mind and Politics. Princeton University Press

2010. A Political Philosophy in Public Life: Civic Republicanism in Zapater's Spain (with J.Marti). Princeton University Press

2011. Group Agency: The Possibility, Design and Status of Corporate Agents (with C.List). Oxford University Press

2012. On the People's Terms: A Republican Theory and Model of Democracy. Cambridge University Press 

2014. Just Freedom: A Moral Compass for a Complex World. W.W. Norton & Company 

2018. The Birth of Ethics: A Reconstruction of the Role and Nature of Morality (reply by M.Tomasello) Oxford University Press

Selected Honors and Awards

Companion of the Order of Australia

Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy

Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy

Fellow of the Australian Humanities Academy

Fellow of Academy of Social Sciences in Australia

Honorary degrees from National University of Ireland, Universities of Crete, Montreal and Athens, Lund University and Queen's University, Belfast