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

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

"Neither Perfectionism nor Political Liberalism", Philosophy & Public Affairs, 44, no. 3 (Summer 2016), pp. 171-196.

"Revisiting the Interest Theory of Rights: Discussion of The Morality of Freedom", Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies, (2016).

"Kant and the Limits of Global Governance", in Margit Ruffing, Claudio La Rocca, Alfredo Ferrarin & Stefano Bacin (eds.), Kant Und Die Philosophie in Weltbürgerlicher Absicht: Akten des XI. Kant-Kongresses 2010. De Gruyter (2013), pp. 885-892.

"The Possibility of Choice: Three Accounts of the Problem of Coercion", Philosophers' Imprint, Vol. 11, No. 16 (November 2011), pp. 1-20.

"Review of G.A. Cohen's Rescuing Justice and Equality", Journal of Philosophy Vol. 108, Issue 10 (October 2011), pp. 583-588.

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


japa [at] pitt.edu


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