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Jonathan Quong

Jonathan Quong

Associate Professor of Philosophy and Law

Last Updated: Friday, February 9, 2018

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Jonathan Quong is the author of Liberalism Without Perfection (Oxford University Press, 2011), as well as articles on political liberalism, public reason, democracy, distributive justice, and the morality of defensive harm. He is an associate editor for Philosophy & Public Affairs, an associate editor for Politics, Philosophy & Economics, and an area editor for Pacific Philosophical Quarterly.

Selected Articles:

  • "Proportionality, Liability, and Defensive Harm." Philosophy & Public Affairs 43 (2015): 144-173.
  • "Rights Against Harm." Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volume 89 (2015): 249-266.
  • "Rules and Rights." Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy: Volume 1 (2015): 222-249 [co-authored with Rebecca Stone].
  • "Liability to Defensive Harm." Philosophy & Public Affairs 40 (2012): 45-77.
  • "Necessity, Moral Liability, and Defensive Harm.” Law and Philosophy 31 (2012): 673-701 [co-authored with Joanna Mary Firth].
  • "Left-Libertarianism: Rawlsian not Luck Egalitarian." Journal of Political Philosophy 19 (2011): 64-89.
  • "Killing in Self-Defense." Ethics 119 (2009): 507-537.
     

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

The Washington Post
February 14, 2018
Re: Orin Kerr

Orin Kerr had comments cited about a possible payment President Donald Trump's lawyer made to an adult-film star to remain silent about a sexual relationship with Trump. “All Cohen says is that he used his personal funds to ‘facilitate a payment of $130,000,'” Kerr writes. “To ‘facilitate’, the dictionary tells us, means to assist with or to make something easier. Given that, I would think that the most literal reading of Cohen’s statement is just that he used his own funds to arrange the payment.” MSNBC also cited the comments.

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Jonathan Barnett
December, 2017

"The Costs of Free: Commoditization, Bundling and Concentration," Journal of Institutional Economics.

Edward Kleinbard
December, 2017

Edward Kleinbard wrote an op-ed, “Tax Bill Demonstrates our Nation's Upside Down Fiscal Priorities," posted to The Hill on December 21, 2017.

Jonathan Barnett
December, 2017

Jonathan Barnett participated in a panel discussion on “Supreme Court Patent Cases: Oil States and SAS Industries”, Patent Disputes Forum South, Beverly Hills, CA.