Jason Brennan
Title: 
Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Chair
Current Post: 
Georgetown University
Topic: 
Moral Theorizing
Year: 
2007

Jason Brennan (Ph.D., 2007, University of Arizona) is Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Chair and Provost's Distinguished Associate Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. Starting in Spring 2018, concurrent with his position at Georgetown, he will be Research Professor at the University of Arizona's Freedom Center and Department of Political Economy and Moral Science. He specializes in politics, philosophy, and economics.

He is the author of nine books: When All Else Fails: The Case for Uncivil Disobedience (Princeton University Press, 2018); In Defense of Openness: Why Global Freedom Is the Humane Solution to Global Poverty (Oxford University Press, 2018), with Bas van der Vossen; Against Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2016); Markets without Limits, with Peter Jaworski (Routledge Press, 2016); Compulsory Voting: For and Against, with Lisa Hill (Cambridge University Press, 2014); Why Not Capitalism? (Routledge Press, 2014); Libertarianism: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2012); The Ethics of Voting (Princeton University Press, 2011); and A Brief History of Liberty (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010), with David Schmidtz. He is co-editor, along with David Schmidtz and Bas Van der Vossen, of the Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism (Routledge, 2017).

He is currently writing Cracks in the Ivory Tower: The Bad Business Ethics of Higher Ed, with Phil Magness, under contract with Oxford University Press; publication expected 2019.

His books have been translated fourteen times, into Mandarin, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, Turkish, German, Italian, Greek, Mongolian, and Swedish. Gegen Demokratie (Ullstein, 2017), the German translation of Against Democracy, was #33 on Der Spiegel's bestseller list.

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Books Authored by Jason Brennan

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Research Papers by Jason Brennan

Title Publication Year Publishedsort ascending
Classical Liberalism: Back to the Future The Future of Classical Liberalism 2018
The Demographic Objection to Epistocracy Res Publica 2018
Epistemic Democracy Routledge Handbook of Applied Epistemology 2018
Moral Parity between State and Non-State Actors Routledge Handbook of Anarchy 2018
Foreign Aid and Global Redistribution: A Critique Ethics: Left and Right 2018
Should Employers Pay a Living Wage? Journal of Business Ethics 2018
Voting: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly The Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy 2018
Libertarianism After Nozick Philosophy Compass 2018
Voting: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly The Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy 2018
The Myths of the Self-Ownership Thesis The Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism 2017