- Political Theory
Professor Philip Pettit is a philosopher by discipline, and often collaborates with scholars from other fields. His interests range throughout political theory, social theory, and foundational issues in philosophy. The books that he authored prior to joining Princeton University include A Theory of Freedom: From the Psychology to the Politics of Agency, Republicanism: A Theory of Freedom and Government, Three Methods of Ethics (with M. Baron & M. Slote), The Common Mind: An Essay on Psychology, Society, and Politics, and Not Just Deserts: A Republican Theory of Criminal Justice (with John Braithwaite).
Since joining the Princeton Faculty in 2002, he has published the following books: Reasons, Rules, and Norms: Selected Essays, OUP 2002;The Economy of Esteem (with Geoffrey Brennan) OUP 2004; Mind, Morality, and Explanation: Selected Collaborations(with Frank Jackson and Michael Smith) OUP 2004; Made with Words: Hobbes on Language, Thought and Politics, PUP 2008; A Political Philosophy in Public Life: Civic Republicanism in Zapatero's Spain (with Jose Marti) PUP 2010; Group Agency: The Possibility, Design and Status of Corporate Actors (with Christian List) OUP 2011; On the People's Terms: A Republican Theory of Freedom CUP 2012, which won the Spitz prize from the International Conference for the Study of Political Thought; and Just Freedom: A Moral Compass for a Complex World Norton 2014.
Professor Pettit was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009, an honorary member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2010, and a corresponding fellow of the British Academy in 2012 and holds honorary degrees from the National University of Ireland; the University of Crete, Queen's University, Belfast; Lund University; l'Universite de Montreal; and the University of Athens.