Jason Brennan

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Jason F. Brennan
Jason Brennan portrait.jpg
Born1979
Alma materUniversity of Arizona
Era21st-century philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
SchoolAnalytic
Libertarianism
Arizona School liberalism
InstitutionsGeorgetown University
Main interests
Political philosophy · Applied ethics · Democratic theory Libertarianism
Notable ideas
Ethics of voting
Websitejasonfbrennan.com

Jason F. Brennan (born 1979) is an American philosopher and business professor. He is currently the Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.[1]

Brennan writes about democratic theory, the ethics of voting, competence and power, freedom, and the moral foundations of commercial society.[2] His work focuses on the intersection of normative political philosophy and the empirical social sciences, especially on questions about voter behavior, pathologies of democracy, and the consequences of freedom. He argues that most citizens have a moral obligation not to vote.[citation needed]

Early life[edit]

Brennan grew up in Tewksbury, Massachusetts and Hudson, New Hampshire. He attended Case Western Reserve University and the University of New Hampshire as an undergraduate. He earned his Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Arizona under the direction of David Schmidtz. From 2006–11, he was a research fellow in political science, and then Assistant Professor of Philosophy, at Brown University.[2]

Books[edit]

  • A Brief History of Liberty (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), with David Schmidtz
  • The Ethics of Voting (Princeton University Press, 2011)
  • Libertarianism: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2012)
  • Compulsory Voting: For and Against (Cambridge University Press, 2014), with Lisa Hill
  • Why Not Capitalism? (Routledge, 2014)
  • Markets without Limits (Routledge, 2015), with Peter Jaworski
  • Political Philosophy: An Introduction (Cato Institute, 2016)
  • Against Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2016)
  • In Defense of Openness: Why Global Freedom Is the Humane Solution to Global Poverty (Oxford University Press, 2018), with Bas van der Vossen
  • When All Else Fails: The Ethics of Resistance to State Injustice (Princeton University Press, 2018)
  • Cracks in the Ivory Tower (Oxford University Press, 2019), with Phil Magness
  • Good Work If You Can Get It: How to Succeed in Academia (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020)
  • Injustice for All. How Financial Incentives Corrupted and Can Fix the US Criminal Justice System (Routledge, 2019), with Chris W. Surprenant
  • Why It's OK to Want to Be Rich (Routledge, 2020)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Faculty". gufaculty360.georgetown.edu. Retrieved 2019-06-16.
  2. ^ a b "Jason Brennan". explore.georgetown.edu. Retrieved 2016-07-16.

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