Marc-Antoine Dilhac

Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Université de Montréal; Canada Research Chair in Public Ethics

Marc-Antoine Dilhac, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Université de Montréal; Canada Research Chair in Public Ethics

After graduating with a degree in Philosophy (France, 2002), I completed a Research Masters on tolerance at Rawls (University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbone, 2003) followed by a doctoral thesis, directed by Prof. Jean-Fabien Spitz, at the University of Paris 1 in November 2009. In 2011, I obtained a postdoctoral fellowship Banting (SSHRC) to continue my research at Le Centre de recherche en éthique de l’Université de Montréal

(CREUM), under the direction of the professor Daniel Weinstock. In 2013, I became assistant professor in ethics and political philosophy at the Université de Montréal. Since 2014, I have served as the Canada Research Chair in Public Ethics and Political Theory. I also co-direct the Ethics and Politics axis of the Ethics Research Center.

My research interests center on ethics, political philosophy and philosophy of law. I work in particular on the contemporary theories of justice and democracy, both on the justification of fundamental rights and on the institutional mechanisms that implement them. I am interested in political liberalism and its multiculturalist implications, the problem of public reason and deliberation, constitutionalism and legal argumentation.