Roberto Merrill



I teach moral and political philosophy at the University of Minho, where I also do research at the Political Theory Group. I'm also an associate researcher at CEVIPOF (Sciences Po-Paris). 

I've held visiting posts at the Centre for Research in Ethics at the University of Montreal in 2007, Harvard Medical School (Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health) in 2011, at the Hoover Chair of the Catholic University of Louvain in 2013, and at the Institut d'Études Politiques-Sciences Po Grenoble in 2016. 

My research interests include liberal neutrality and value pluralism, egalitarian theories of justice, applied ethics, and the relationship between art and morality. 

Currently I’m preparing a volume on predistribution and social justice. Recently I published (with António Baptista) a special issue on property-owning democracy. My last co-edited book (with Daniel Weinstock) was on Political Neutrality: a Re-evaluation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014; reviews by P.Vandamme for Ethical Perspectives, by Nick Martin for Political Studies, and by Laurent de Briey for Philosophiques).

Before that, I published two volumes (one of them with Vincent Bourdeau) on neo-republicanism  and one special issue on left-libertarianism. I've also published a book (with João Cardoso Rosas) on the ethical evaluation of controversial technologies in citizens’ conferences. My interest on aesthetic moralism led me to edit a special issue on art and morality.


Detailed CV here.