Japa Pallikkathayil

About Me

My name is Japa Pallikkathayil (prounced like this: "JEH-pa PUH-lick-ah-THIGH-ill")

I am an assistant professor in the philosophy department at the University of Pittsburgh. I work on issues at the intersection of moral and political philosophy and I have recently focused on the topics of coercion, deception, and exploitation.

Contact Papers CV

"Deriving Morality from Politics: Rethinking the Formula of Humanity", Ethics Vol. 121, No. 1 (October 2010), pp. 116-147.

"The Possibility of Choice: Three Accounts of the Problem of Coercion", Philosophers' Imprint, Vol. 11, No. 16.

"Review of G.A. Cohen's Rescuing Justice and Equality", forthcoming in Journal of Philosophy.

"Persons and Bodies", forthcoming in Freedom and Force: Essays on Kant's Legal Philosophy, eds. Sari Kisilevsky, Martin Stone, Oxford: Hart Publishing.


japa [at] pitt.edu


Department of Philosophy
University of Pittsburgh
1001 Cathedral of Learning
Pittsburgh, PA 15260