|Region Western Philosophy|
Notable ideas Ethics of voting
|Name Jason Brennan|
Influenced by David Schmidtz
|Main interests Political philosophy · Democratic theory|
People also search for David Schmidtz, Michael Huemer, Lisa Hill
Books The Ethics of Voting, Why Not Capitalism?, Libertarianism: What Everyone, A Brief History of Liberty, Compulsory Voting: For and Agai
Areas of interest Political philosophy
Schools of thought Analytic philosophy
Philosophical era Contemporary philosophy
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Jason F. Brennan (born 1979) is an American philosopher and political scientist. He is currently the Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Associate Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy at the McDonough School of Business and Associate Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University.
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Brennan writes about democratic theory, the ethics of voting, competence and power, freedom, and the moral foundations of commercial society. He has been called "one of the world’s leading academic experts on voting and political knowledge".
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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.
Brennan is the author of Markets without Limits, (Routledge), with philosopher Peter Martin Jaworski, Compulsory Voting: For and Against (Cambridge University Press), with political scientist Lisa Hill, Why Not Capitalism (Routledge), Libertarianism: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2012), The Ethics of Voting (Princeton University Press, 2011), and, with David Schmidtz, A Brief History of Liberty (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010).
His new book Against Democracy (Princeton University Press) was published in August 2016, while Global Justice as Global Freedom (Oxford University Press) with Bas van der Vossen is forthcoming.
Brennan writes about democratic theory, the ethics of voting, competence and power, freedom, and the moral foundations of commercial society. 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.
Brennan has appeared on the Fox Business Network show Stossel, Q&A with C-SPAN's Brian Lamb, PBS, The Mark News, and Al Jazeera English.