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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

The Washington Post
July 28, 2021
Re: Clare Pastore

Clare Pastore was interviewed about the Activision Blizzard lawsuit. “The DFEH would want to take on cases to set precedents, against particularly bad actors, if there are lot of complaints about the same employer, or to send a wake up call to the industry," she said.

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Gregory Keating
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“Form and Substance in the 'Private Law' of Torts,” 14 Journal of Tort Law 45 (2021).

Robin Craig
May, 2021

Robin Craig accepted the invitation of the Environmental Law Institute (Washington. D.C.) to participate in its new project on Communicating the Science of Sea Level Rise. The project will involve a webinar and a conference in late 2021, with Craig slated to speak on property, water law, and constitutional issues arising from adaptation to sea level rise.

Robin Craig
May, 2021

Robin Craig accepted an invitation to join the Advisory Board of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Center for Water Policy.