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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: 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 New York Times
January 28, 2023
Re: Jody David Armour

Professor Jody Armour was interviewed by the New York Times about the recent policy brutality incident that led to the death of Tyre Nichols. “It’s not just a Black and white issue, but a Black and blue one. And when you put on that blue uniform, it often becomes the primary identity that drowns out any other identities that might compete with it," Armour said.

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Robin Craig
December, 2022

"Climate Adaptation in the United States." Frontiers in Marine Science 9 (2022) December. Special Topic: Ocean Governance and Climate Adaptation: Comparing Responses, Charting Future Courses.

Scott Altman
December, 2022

"Why Parents' Interests Matter." Ethics 133 (forthcoming 2023): 271.

Jonathan Barnett
December, 2022

"The China Innovation Challenge." Center for Strategic & International Studies interview, Washington, D.C.