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Blattberg, Charles

Full Professor


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Blattberg, Charles

Research expertise

My studies in political philosophy are grounded in the question of how to understand justice if we consider that a political community should be viewed as a whole - the common good shared by citizens - even though it is not united? This question calls for an exploration of mereology, i.e. the metaphysics of the whole and its parts, and the development of original ways of looking at the interpretation, creation and destruction, i.e. the hermeneutics, of art and of evil.

Areas of expertise


  • Blattberg, Charles (2009) Patriotic Elaborations : Essays in Practical Philosophy.Montréal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.
  • Blattberg, Charles (2003) Shall We Dance? A Patriotic Politics for Canada. Montréal : McGill-Queen’s University Press. Traduction: Et si nous dansions? Pour une politique du bien commun au Canada. Montréal : Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal.
  • Blattberg, Charles (2000) From Pluralist to Patriotic Politics: Putting Practice First. Oxford et New York : Oxford University Press.

Courses given in the School this term

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