Cory Professor of Political Philosophy, Policy & Law
Professor Lomasky is best known for his work in moral and political philosophy. His book Persons, Rights, and the Moral Community (Oxford University Press, 1987) established his reputation as a leading advocate of a rights-based approach to moral and social issues. He co-authored with G. Brennan Democracy and Decision The Pure Theory of Electoral Preference (Cambridge University Press, 1993) and co-edited with G. Brennan Politics and Process: New Essays in Democratic Theory, (Cambridge University Press, 1989). Lomasky has been the recipient of many awards including the 1991 Matchette Prize for his book Persons, Rights, and the Moral Community. "When Hard Heads Collide: A Philosopher Encounters Public Choice," The American Journal of Economics and Sociology,' 63 (2004); "Liberty and Welfare Goods: Reflection on Clashing Liberalisms," Journal of Ethics 4 (2000); "Aid Without Egalitarianism: Assisting Indigent Defendants," in From Social Justice to Criminal Justice, (Oxford). Professor Lamasky has held research appointments sponsored by the NEH, the Center for the Study of Public Choice, the Australian National University and Bowling Green's Social Philosophy and Policy Center. Professor Lomasky's teaching interests include the philosophy of religion, medieval philosophy and other episodes in the history of philosophy as well as many topics in moral and political philosophy.