Loren Lomasky is the Cory Professor of Political Philosophy, Policy and Law, and the Director of the Political Philosophy, Policy and Law Program at the University of Virginia. He is best known for his work in moral and political philosophy with a focus on individual rights and their relationship to political communities. He is perhaps best known for his book Persons, Rights, and the Moral Community (Oxford, 1987), and his provocative articles, including “Libertarianism at Twin Harvard,” published in Social Philosophy and Policy, and “Liberty and Welfare Goods: Reflection on Clashing Liberalisms,” published in the Journal of Ethics.
Lomasky has been a contributing editor to Reason magazine and has published studies with the Foundation for Economic Education and the Competitive Enterprise Institute. 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.