Thomas Pogge

Yale University


Thomas Pogge is professor of philosophy and international affairs at Yale University, research director in the Center for the Study of Mind in Nature at the University of Oslo, and adjunct professor in the Centre for Professional Ethics at the University of Central Lancashire. His books include Realizing Rawls (1989), John Rawls: His Life and Theory of Justice (2007), and World Poverty and Human Rights: Cosmopolitan Responsibilities and Reforms (second edition, 2008).

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Thomas Pogge

JAN 31, 2012 Podcast

Ethics Matter: Philosopher Thomas Pogge, Crusader for Global Justice

In this fascinating conversation, Thomas Pogge explains how growing up in post-war Germany awakened him to injustice. He lays out his plan for reforming the ...

SEP 2, 2008 Podcast

Public Ethics Radio: Thomas Pogge on Pharmaceutical Innovation

Philosopher Thomas Pogge explains his proposal for dealing with the thorny intersection of public health, property rights, and poverty. As he sees it, the patent ...

DEC 7, 2006 Podcast

Global Institutions and the Role of Resources

Thomas Pogge analyzes the increase in global inequality and asserts that global factors, as well as local factors, help explain differential success. He focuses on ...

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SEP 26, 2006 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Innovations: Reward Pharmaceutical Innovators in Proportion to the Health Impact of Their Invention

Thomas Pogge proposes that pharmaceutical innovators should have the option to forego the conventional claim to exclusivity in favor of an alternative patent that would ...

DEC 3, 2003 Article

The First Millennium Development Goal

The first MDG and its public celebration among the affluent hides the largest (though not the gravest) crime against humanity ever committed, argues Thomas Pogge ...

AUG 16, 2002 Article

Unknown: The Extent, Distribution, and Trend of Global Income Poverty (PDF)

The method that the World Bank uses to calculate severe income poverty--its global extent, distribution in space, and trend over time--is seriously flawed, according to ...