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Sharon Lloyd

Sharon Lloyd

Professor of Philosophy, Law and Political Science

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA Room: MHP 113

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Sharon A. Lloyd, a foremost scholar on the theory of philosopher Thomas Hobbes, has a joint appointment with the USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Her research focuses on contemporary moral and social issues, political philosophy and its history, animal rights and liberal feminist philosophy. Lloyd teaches both contemporary and historical political philosophy, historical moral philosophy and philosophy of law. She also co-directs the USC Center for Law and Philosophy.

A co-editor of Pacific Philosophical Quarterly and editorial associate of Law and Philosophy, Lloyd is author of Ideals and Interests in Hobbes’s Leviathan (Cambridge University Press, 1992) and the forthcoming Cases in the Law of Nature: The Moral Philosophy of Thomas Hobbes.

Lloyd attended UCLA and earned her PhD in Philosophy from Harvard University.

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

Bloomberg BNA
July 19, 2017
Re: John Matsusaka

John Matsusaka, director of the Initiative and Referendum Institute, was quoted on the effectiveness of ballot measures for enacting conceptual issues compared to regulatory issues. “In my mind, ballot propositions are good for conceptual issues—do you want to limit your property taxes, or do you want to have the death penalty or not,” Matsusaka said. “I don’t think it’s good for detailed regulatory structures.”

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Gillian Hadfield moderated "Hyperloop One and Autonomous Transportation:  A Test Case for Innovative Governance," Governance of Emerging Technologies Conference, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ.