Loren Lomasky

Loren Lomasky is Cory Professor of Political Philosophy, Policy and Law, and Director of the Political Philosophy, Policy and Law Program at the University of Virginia. He has previously taught at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, the University of Minnesota in Duluth, and the Australian National University in Canberra. He has also been a contributing editor to Reason.

Professor Lomasky is best known for his work in moral and political philosophy. 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.

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. Professor Lomasky 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.

Lomasky earned his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut.