Roberto Merrill

Roberto Merrill teaches moral and political philosophy at the University of Minho, where he also do research at the Political Theory Group. He is also an associate researcher at CEVIPOF(Sciences Po-Paris). He was an invited scholar at the Centre for Research in Ethics at the University of Montreal in 2007, at Harvard Medical School (Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health) in 2011, and at the Hoover Chair of the Catholic University of Louvain in 2013. His research interests include liberal neutrality and value pluralism, egalitarian theories of justice, applied ethics, and the relationship between art and morality. Currently He is preparing a volume on predistribution and social justice. Recently He published (with António Baptista) a special issue on property-owning democracy. His last co-edited book (with Daniel Weinstock) was on Political Neutrality: a Re-evaluation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). Before that, He published two volumes (one of them with Vincent Bourdeau) on neo-republicanism  and one special issue on left-libertarianism. He also published a book (with João Cardoso Rosas) on the ethical evaluation of controversial technologies in citizens’ conferences. His interest on aesthetic moralism led him to edit a special issue on art and morality.