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Philippe Van Parijs

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Belgian political philosopher

Founders of the Basic Income Earth Network 

Chair of Economic and Social Ethics at the Catholic University of Louvain

Philippe Van Parijs is a leading Belgian philosopher and political economist. He directs the Hoover Chair of Economic and Social Ethics at the Catholic University of Louvain and has been a visiting fellow of many other institutions. He coordinates the Ethical Forum of the University Foundation, to promote scientific activities at Belgian universities, and, with Paul De Grauwe, the Re-Bel initiative.

He is one of the founders of the Basic Income Earth Network and is best known for his work promoting a universal basic income, as well as the first systematic treatise of linguistic justice. In 2011, Philippe was awarded the Ark Prize of the Free Word for actively promoting the freedom of expression, and in 2001 the Francqui Prize, Belgium’s most generous scientific prize.

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