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Roberto Merrill is Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Minho, where he coordinates the MA in Political Philosophy. He is also a researcher at the Centre for Ethics, Politics and Society (CEPS), where he co-coordinates (with Stuart White, Oxford University) the UBIEXP project on UBI experiments (website here: https://ubiexperiments.weebly.com/) and the PREDPOD project (with Alan Thomas, University of York) on pre-distribution and property-owning democracy (website here: https://predpod.weebly.com/) He is invited Professor in the MA in Public Policies at ISCTE (University of Lisbon) and an Associate Researcher at CEVIPOF (Sciences Po-Paris). He is a Member of the Executive Committee of the Research Committee on Political Philosophy of the International Political Science Association. Dr. Merrill research interests within political philosophy include liberal neutrality, perfectionism and value pluralism, as well as contemporary theories of distributive justice. He published in 2019 a book on Rendimento básico incondicional : uma defesa da liberdade . Edições 70. (Prize by the Portuguese Society of Philosophy for best essay in philosophy for 2018-2019) and in 2022 a book on UBI experiments: Basic Income Experiments: A Critical Examination of their Goals, Contexts, and Methods, Palgrave Macmillan. He is currently working on a book manuscript on pre-distribution and property-owning democracy. Academic webpage: https://sites.google.com/view/nrbmerrill/
Identificação

Identificação pessoal

Nome completo
Roberto Merrill

Nomes de citação

  • Merrill, Roberto

Identificadores de autor

Ciência ID
B416-BF50-11F6
ORCID iD
0000-0002-4388-8682

Endereços de correio eletrónico

  • nrbmerrill@gmail.com (Profissional)

Websites

  • https://sites.google.com/view/nrbmerrill/ (Profissional)

Domínios de atuação

  • Humanidades - Filosofia, Ética e Religião - Ética
Formação
Grau Classificação
2008
Concluído
Filosofia (Doutoramento)
Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, França
"Neutralité politiques et Pluralisme des valeurs" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
Percurso profissional

Docência no Ensino Superior

Categoria Profissional
Instituição de acolhimento
Empregador
2017/06/01 - Atual Professor Auxiliar (Docente Universitário) Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Projetos

Projeto

Designação Financiadores
2018 - 2021/04/30 THE POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY AND EPISTEMOLOGY OF BASIC INCOME EXPERIMENTS: A CRITICAL EXAMINATION
PTDC/FER-FIL/28078/2017
Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Em curso
2011 - 2014/06/30 Redefining Democracy for the XXI century
PTDC/FIL-ETI/109984/2009
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluído
2007 - 2010/09/30 Moral Evaluation of Controversial Technologies. From Individual Moral Intuitions and Values to the Collective Production of Norms in a Pluralist Context.
PTDC/FIL/80642/2006
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluído
2001 - 2005/08/31 LIMAGINATION DANS LESPACE POLITIQUE
SFRH/BD/5302/2001
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Concluído
Produções

Publicações

Artigo em revista
  1. Roberto Merrill; Catarina Neves. "Unconditional Basic Income and State as an Employer of Last Resort: A Reply to Alan Thomas". Basic Income Studies 0 0 (2021): https://doi.org/10.1515/bis-2021-0002.
    10.1515/bis-2021-0002
  2. Bru Laín; Roberto Merrill. "Why Do We Run Basic Income Experiments? From Empirical Evidence to Collective Debate". Basic Income Studies 16 1 (2021): 27-38. https://doi.org/10.1515/bis-2021-0018.
    10.1515/bis-2021-0018
  3. Roberto Merrill; Catarina Neves. "Editors’ Introduction". Basic Income Studies 16 1 (2021): 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1515/bis-2021-0022.
    10.1515/bis-2021-0022
  4. Merrill, R.; Neves, C.. "Introduction - The challenges of basic income experiments". Ethical Perspectives 28 1 (2021): 1-5. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85117477841&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.2143/EP.28.1.3289567
  5. Merrill, R.. "How much can ubi experiments tell us?". Ethical Perspectives 28 1 (2021): 77-87. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85117448308&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.2143/EP.28.1.3289573
  6. Merrill, R.. "Basic income and state employment". Ethical Perspectives 26 2 (2019): 366-370. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85073159463&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.2143/EP.26.2.3286761
  7. Roberto Merrill; Gonçalo Marcelo. "Como Implementar e Financiar um Rendimento Básico Incondicional? Reflexões para o Caso Português e Proposta de Um Projeto-piloto". Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 74 2-3 (2018): 585-626. https://doi.org/10.17990/RPF/2018_74_2_0585.
    10.17990/RPF/2018_74_2_0585
  8. Merrill, Nathaniel Roberto Buil. "L’amour comme émotion morale? Partialité parentale et égalité des chances". Introduction Partialité parentale et égalité des chances Quelles relations justifient la partialité de l¿amour parental ? Mitiger ou neutraliser les inégalités des chances provoquées par l¿amour ? Trois théories sur l¿amour Que veut dire : « aimer quelqu¿un » ? L¿amour comme désir L¿amour comme émotion L¿amour comme relation Le conflit entre amour et morale Amour parental en tant que création de v (2014): http://hdl.handle.net/1822/47733.
  9. Merrill, Nathaniel Roberto Buil; Merrill,Roberto. "Igualdade sem responsabilidade? Comentário a "Justiça social e igualdade de oportunidades"". No terceiro capítulo do seu livro Futuro indefinido: Ensaios de Filosofia Política, (Braga, 2012), intitulado ¿Justiça social e igualdade de oportunidades¿, o Professor João Cardoso Rosas começa por distinguir entre a justiça social e outros conceitos de justiça (recti6 cativa, retributiva e distributiva). De seguida, concentra a sua atenção num dos princípios da justiça social, o princípio de igu (2013): http://hdl.handle.net/1822/47740.
  10. Roberto Merrill; Merrill, Nathaniel Roberto Buil. "Comment un État libéral peut-il être à la fois neutre et paternaliste ?". Raisons politiques 44 4 (2011): 15-15. http://dx.doi.org/10.3917/rai.044.0015.
    10.3917/rai.044.0015
  11. Guérard De Latour, S.; Merrill, R.. "United in differences?,«Unis dans la diversité»?". Revue Philosophique de Louvain 109 4 (2011): 637-640. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-84855677511&partnerID=MN8TOARS.
    10.2143/RPL.109.4.2136940
  12. Merrill, Nathaniel Roberto Buil. "Le néo-républicanisme en débat". Le républicanisme recouvre généralement deux signifi cations : la première, courante en théorie politique, consiste à voir dans le républicanisme une idéologie politique opposée à la monarchie. C¿est typiquement le sens qu¿il revêt lors des Révolutions américaine et française du 18e siècle. La république est alors conçue comme une forme de gouvernement dans laquelle les détenteurs du pouvoir polit (2010): http://hdl.handle.net/1822/47736.
  13. Bourdeau, Vincent; Merrill, Nathaniel Roberto Buil. "Introduction: le libertarisme de gauche en débat". [Extrato] Que la Théorie de la justice de John Rawls (1971), aux débuts des années soixante-dix, ait renouvelé non seulement la manière de faire de la philosophie politique, mais aussi donné un nouveau contenu à toute réflexion en ce domaine, est un point qui semble communément accepté. Robert Nozick fut l¿un des premiers à en faire le constat dans Anarchie, État et Utopie (1974), signalant qu¿il (2009): http://hdl.handle.net/1822/47743.
Capítulo de livro
  1. Merrill, Roberto; Savidan, Patrick. "Avant-propos [Du minimalisme moral. Essais pour Ruwen Ogien]". Editions Raison publique, 2018.
Edição de livro
  1. Du minimalisme moral. Essais pour Ruwen Ogien, Paris, Les Editions Raison publique.. 2017.
    Publicado
Edição de número de revista
  1. "Special Issue: Symposium on Basic Income Experiment Designs, Edited by Roberto Merrill and Catarina Neves". Basic income studies Volume 16 (2021): https://www.degruyter.com/journal/key/bis/16/1/html.
    Publicado
  2. "(with Catarina Neves) Special issue on "The Challenges of Basic Income Experiments" (on Karl Widerquist, (2018). A critical analysis of basic income experiments for researchers, policymakers, and citizens. Springer International Publishing). Ethical Perspectives, July.". (2021): https://poj.peeters-leuven.be/content.php?url=issue&journal_code=EP&issue=1&vol=28.
    Publicado
Livro
  1. Basic Income Experiments: A Critical Examination of their Goals, Contexts, and Methods, Palgrave Macmillan.. 2022.
  2. Rendimento básico incondicional : uma defesa da liberdade . Edições 70.. 2019.
  3. Merrill, Nathaniel Roberto Buil. Ronald Dworkin et la neutralité de l’État. Portugal: Classiques Garnier. 2017.
    10.15122/isbn.978-2-406-06840-2.p.0099
  4. Merrill, Nathaniel Roberto Buil. El acceso a los comunes y la renta básica como formas complementares de justicia predistributiva. Portugal: Editorial Grupo 5. 2017.
  5. Roberto Merrill; Daniel Weinstock. Political Neutrality. Nature Publishing Group. 2014.
    10.1057/9781137319203
  6. Merrill, R.. Introduction. 2014.
  7. Merrill, Nathaniel Roberto Buil. Minorités illibérales, droits de sortie et neutralité de l'État: le pluralisme libéral entre tolérance et autonomie. Portugal: Hermann. 2013.
  8. Rosas, João Cardoso; Merrill, Nathaniel Roberto Buil. Ética, tecnologia e democracia: a avaliação de tecnologias controversas em conferências de cidadãos. Portugal: Húmus. 2011.
  9. La République et ses démons. Essais de républicanisme appliqué, éditions Ere. preface by Philip Pettit.. 2007.
Revisão de livro
  1. Merrill,Roberto; Merrill, Nathaniel Roberto Buil. "Liberal ou paternalista? Será que os surfistas devem ser subsidiados?". http://www.scielo.mec.pt/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0807-89672013000200027.
  2. Merrill, Nathaniel Roberto Buil. "[Book reviews] Simon Birnbaum - "Basic income reconsidered: social justice, liberalism, and the demands of equality". New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 246 pp.". http://hdl.handle.net/1822/47737.
Tese / Dissertação
  1. Shook, Will Wojcik. "Basic income from an ecological perspective: measuring and monitoring its environmental impact". Mestrado, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10071/20947.
  2. Sampaio, João de Aguiar Bernardo e Melo. "O futuro do trabalho e o rendimento básico incondicional". Mestrado, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1822/64186.
  3. Cardoso, Jorge Manuel Félix. "Uma crítica às teorias da justiça em saúde e um esquema de RBI como paradigma para novas intervenções de saúde pública". Mestrado, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1822/64190.
  4. Loureiro, Marco Daniel Costa. "A teoria ideal da justiça num mundo não ideal". Mestrado, 2015. http://hdl.handle.net/1822/41532.

Outros

Outra produção
  1. Democracia de proprietários, prédistribuição, e rendimento básico incondicional. In this article I begin by exposing the theme of property-owning democracy, from John Rawls to its republican beginnings, examining its theoretical foundations and its institutional implications. I then argue that a property-owning democracy can be justified as a form of pre-distributive justice. Finally, I advocate unconditional basic income as an example of a desirable pre-distributive public po. 2017. Merrill, Nathaniel Roberto Buil. http://hdl.handle.net/1822/46318.
    10.17990/rpf/2017_73_1_0049
  2. Justice et paternalisme dans les essais précoces en cancérologie. Some recent discussions on clinical research ethics such as early cancer trials drew attention to the paternalistic nature of the ethical framework necessary to protect the interests of people. More specifically, it has been suggested by some authors that a clinical trial which requires a high level of risk research should be considered ethically unacceptable. In this article, I begin by outlining. 2015. Merrill, Nathaniel Roberto Buil. http://hdl.handle.net/1822/46821.
    10.1016/j.etiqe.2015.07.003
  3. Introduction to Property-Owning Democracy. Property-Owning Democracy. [Excerpt] 1. Inequality, democracy and the philosophical debate on economic alternatives Inequality has been on the rise for the past three decades and the pace at which it has been progressing has accelerated vertiginously in the past twenty years (Piketty, 2014; Atkinson, 2015).[1] The fall of the URSS and, with it, of the “socialist threat” and the market globalizatio. 2015. Baptista, António L. Silva; Merrill, Nathaniel Roberto Buil; Baptista,António; Merrill,Roberto. http://hdl.handle.net/1822/46818.
    10.2143/EP.20.3.2992654
Atividades

Orientação

Título / Tema
Papel desempenhado
Curso (Tipo)
Instituição / Organização
2021/02/02 - Atual 2021-2025: Co-Supervisor (with Daniele Santoro): Stefano Calboli,The Role of Behavioral Economics Biases in Shaping Moral Choices (FCT /CEPS grant).
Coorientador
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2021/02/01 - Atual 2021-2025: João Cruz Ribeiro, Um contributo neo-republicano para a compreensão da Cidadania da União Europeia
Orientador
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2021/01/03 - Atual 2021-2025: Catarina Tello de Castro, Morality as a Brick in Economics’ Wall: a Defense of a Moral-Based Regulation to Economic Decisions (FCT grant).
Orientador
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2021 - Atual 2020-2021: Nayel Ameur-ZaÏmèche, The citizens' initiative referendum: a tool to fight against inequality and the absence of counter-power, University of Minho.
Orientador
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2020/01/03 - Atual 2020-2024 : Leonardo Menezes, A just distribution of refugees between states, University of Minho (FCT /CEPS grant).
Orientador
2020 - Atual 2020-2021: Thiago Souza, An analysis of the Bolsa Família program and its relation to the universal basic income proposal, New University of Lisbon.
Coorientador
2019/02/04 - Atual 2019-2023: Catarina Neves, Distributive Justice, Reciprocity And The Impact Of Unconditional Basic Income In The Labor Market, University of Minho (FCT grant). Co-supervisor: Stuart White, University of Oxford.
Coorientador
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2019 - Atual 2019-2022 : Mathilde Duclos, Le revenu universel: un cas limite pour penser la solidarité « à la française», CEVIPOF, Sciences Po Paris. Co-supervisor : Réjane Sénac
Coorientador
Centre de Recherches Politiques de Sciences Po, França
2019 - Atual Post-doc Supervision 2019-2021 : Bru Laín Scandell, The political philosophy of basic income experiments, University do Minho (UBIEXP, FCT)
Orientador
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2018/02/04 - Atual 2018-2022: Bruno Oliveira, Unconditional Basic Income: the impacts on the activation paths and the production of well-being of citizens, ISCTE, University of Lisbon (FCT grant). Co-supervisors: Fátima Suleman & Pedro Adão e Silva, ISCTE
Coorientador
ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
2018/02/02 - Atual 2018-2022: Hugo Rajão, Distribution of what and under what principles? - A study on the relations between a Capabilities-based approach and the defense of an Unconditional Basic Income, University of Minho (FCT grant).
Orientador
Universidade do Minho, Portugal
2017/04/03 - Atual 2017-2020: Jorge Pinto, Basic income as an alterglobalisation tool: the path from theory to the implementation of a pilot project in Portugal, University of Minho. Co-supervisor: Jurgen De Wispelaere, University of Tampere.
Orientador
Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Membro de associação

Nome da associação Tipo de participação
2021/04/04 - Atual Member of the Executive Committee of the Research Committee on Political Philosophy of the International Political Science Association. Member of the Executive Committee
2017/05/04 - Atual President of the Association Unconditional Basic Income – Portugal President
2017/02/02 - Atual Member of the Portuguese Society of Philosophy Member

Membro de comissão

Descrição da atividade
Tipo de participação
Instituição / Organização
2018/05/04 - Atual Director of the MA in Political Philosophy, University of Minho
Diretor
2017/04/03 - Atual Adjunct-Director of the Centre For Ethics, Politics & Society, University of Minho
Presidente / Vice-presidente