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 Publications CV

Articles and Chapters

"The Truth About Deception", forthcoming in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research

"Disagreement and the Duties of Citizenship", forthcoming in American Philosophical Quarterly

"Resisting Rawlsian Political Liberalism", Philosophy & Public Affairs, 45, no. 4 (Fall 2017), pp. 413-426

"Persons and Bodies", in Freedom and Force: Essays on Kant's Legal Philosophy, eds. Sari Kisilevsky, Martin Stone, Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2017.

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

"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.

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

Commentaries and Reviews

"Human Rights and The Right to be Loved", Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Vol. XCIV, No. 3 (May 2017), pp. 743-748.

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

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


japa [at] pitt.edu


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