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Jonathan Quong
USC Gould School of Law

Jonathan Quong

Professor of Philosophy and Law

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Last Updated: August 16, 2022




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

The Conversation
September 20, 2022
Re: Jean Lantz Reisz

Jean Reisz wrote an op-ed explaining why Ron DeSantis dropping migrants off on Martha’s Vineyard may be illegal. "Certain factors – like DeSantis’ intent and knowledge of the migrants’ immigration status – could create potential civil and criminal liability," she wrote.

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Felipe Jiménez
August, 2022

"Legal Positivism for Legal Officials," Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence.

Robin Craig
August, 2022

"Tribal Water Rights and Tribal Health: The Klamath Tribes and the Navajo Nation During the COVID-19 Pandemic," St. Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy (Forthcoming 2023).

Robin Craig
August, 2022

"Remembering the Ocean in Water Law," chapter for A Research Agenda for Water Law.