PHILIPPE VAN PARIJS (French: ; born 23 May 1951) is a Belgian political philosopher and political economist, mainly known as a proponent and main defender of the basic income concept and for the first systematic treatment of linguistic justice.
* 1 Education * 2 Career * 3 Bibliography * 4 Work * 5 Honours * 6 References * 7 Personal interests and skills * 8 External links
Philippe Van Parijs
He is professor at the Faculty of Economic, Social and Political
Sciences of the
Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), where he
Hoover Chair of Economic and Social Ethics since its
creation in 1991. He was a Visiting
Van Parijs has also held visiting positions at the Universities of
Amsterdam , Manchester , Siena , Québec (
Montréal ), Wisconsin
(Madison ), Maine (Orono) and Aix-Marseille , the European University
He is one of the founders of the Basic Income European Network
(BIEN), which became in 2004 the
Basic Income Earth Network , and he
chairs its International Board. He coordinates the Ethical Forum of
University Foundation . He also coordinates the Pavia Group with
Kris Deschouwer and, with Paul De Grauwe, the Re-Bel initiative. He is
a member of Belgium's Royal Academy of Sciences, Letters and Fine Arts
, of the International Institute of
Van Parijs' books include Evolutionary Explanation in the Social Sciences (1981), Le Modèle économique et ses rivaux (1990), Qu'est-ce qu'une société juste? (1991), Marxism Recycled (1993), Real Freedom for All (1995), Sauver la solidarité (1995), Refonder la solidarité (1996), Solidariteit voor de XXIste eeuw (1997), Ethique économique et sociale (2000, with C. Arnsperger), What's Wrong with a Free Lunch? (2001), Hacia una concepción de la justicia global (2002), Cultural Diversity versus Economic Solidarity (as editor, 2004), L'Allocation universelle (2005, with Y. Vanderborght), Linguistic Justice for Europe and for the World (2011) and Just Democracy. The Rawls-Machiaveli Programme (2011).
Arguing About Justice: Essays for
Philippe Van Parijs
In Real Freedom for All: What (if anything) can justify capitalism? (1995) he argues for both the justice and feasibility of a basic income for every citizen. Van Parijs asserts that it promotes the achievement of a real freedom to make choices. For example, he purports that one cannot really choose to stay at home to raise children or start a business if one cannot afford to. As proposed by Van Parijs, such freedom should be feasible through taxing the scarce, valued social good of jobs, as a form of income redistribution .
Another part of Van Parijs' work is about linguistic justice. In order to address the injustice arising from the privilege enjoyed by English as a global lingua franca, he discusses a wide range of measures such as a language tax which would be paid by English-speaking countries, a ban on the dubbing of films, and the enforcement of a linguistic territoriality principle that would protect weaker languages.
* Ailsa McKay Lecture , 2017
* ^ Philippe Van Parijs, Linguistic Justice for Europe and for the
World , Oxford:
PERSONAL INTERESTS AND SKILLS
Van Parijs speaks French , Dutch , English , Italian , German and Spanish .