Jonathan Anomaly, PhD

Jonathan Anomaly
Office: Founders Hall 160B

Assistant Professor, Philosophy

  • B.A. in Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley
  • Ph.D. in Philosophy, Tulane University

I write about issues at the intersection of ethics, economics, and biology. My current research focuses on the moral dimensions of synthetic biology, including gene editing, and the use of phage viruses to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria.  More generally, I’m interested in the relative role of social norms and legal institutions in solving different kinds of collective action problems. I recently co-edited Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (Oxford University Press, 2015). I especially enjoy teaching applied ethics courses, and am currently helping design the University of San Diego's new Philosophy, Politics, and Economics program.  My published papers and work in progress can be found here.