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Jonathan Quong
USC Gould School of Law

Jonathan Quong

Professor of Philosophy and Law

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699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA Personal Website: Link

Last Updated: July 1, 2021




Jonathan Quong is the author of Liberalism Without Perfection (Oxford University Press, 2011) and The Morality of Defensive Force (Oxford University Press, 2020), as well as articles on political liberalism, public reason, democracy, distributive justice, and defensive ethics. He is an associate editor for Philosophy & Public Affairs, an associate editor for Ethics, 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

Bloomberg Government
June 22, 2022
Re: Franita Tolson

Franita Tolson was interviewed about how federal lawsuits from North Carolina, Alabama, and Arkansas test the limits of the Voting Rights Act, the boundaries of state government authority, and the ability of voting rights groups to file racial gerrymandering cases. “These doctrines and approaches in these cases fundamentally reset the rules of the game,” she said. “In 2030 we will live in a completely different world than we lived in in 2020, and 2020 was not favorable to minority voters at all.”

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Robin Craig
March, 2022

"Saltwater Sovereignty: Tribal Marine Management Authority Along the Pacific Coast.” Online Environmental Law Workshop. University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, MD.

Daniel Klerman
March, 2022

“Comment on Choi, Erickson, & Pritchard, ‘Coalitions among Plaintiffs’ Attorneys in Securities Class Actions’,” Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, Virtual, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Robin Craig
March, 2022

“Who’s on First? The Mind-Blowing Attempt to Conceptualize Deference in the Midst of Decision Delays and Agency Repeals,” J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium for the George Washington University School of Law, Virtual, Washington, D.C.