Philippe van Parijs


Philippe van Parijs

Political philosopher and political economist

Philippe is a guest professor at the Universities of Louvain and Leuven, a Robert Schuman Fellow at the European University Institute and an associate member of Nuffield College, Oxford. He was the founding director of Louvain’s Hoover Chair of Economic and Social Ethics from 1991 to 2016, and a regular visiting professor at Harvard University from 2004 to 2010 and at the University of Oxford from 2011 to 2015.

He is a member of Belgium’s Royal Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the British Academy. He is one of the founders of the Basic Income Earth Network and chairs its International Board.

His books include “Real Freedom for All. What (if anything) can justify capitalism?” (Oxford U.P. 1995), “What’s Wrong with a Free Lunch?” (Beacon Press, 2001),  “Linguistic Justice for Europe and for the World” (Oxford U.P. 2011), and “Basic Income. A radical proposal for a free society and a sane economy” (Harvard U.P. 2017, with Y. Vanderborght).
(Copyright Photo: Bernard Van Parys)