Matt Zwolinski, PhD
- PhD, University of Arizona, Philosophy (2003)
- BA, Santa Clara University, Philosophy
- BS, Santa Clara University, Political Science
Matt Zwolinski, PhD, specializes in Political Philosophy and Applied Ethics. He is a director of USD’S Center for Ethics, Economics, and Public Policy, and co-director of USD’s Institute for Law and Philosophy He is the editor of Arguing About Political Philosophy (Routledge, 2014) and author, with John Tomasi, of A Brief History of Libertarianism (forthcoming with Princeton University Press in 2018). He regularly teaches courses in ethics, business ethics, social ethics, political philosophy, and the philosophy of law. His primary research interests lie at the intersection of ethics, law, and economics, with two specific areas of focus. The first involves the proper understanding and normative status of liberty and political libertarianism. The second has to do with the nature and moral significance of exploitation for individual ethics and political institutions.
Areas of Interest
Zwolinski has taught a variety of courses for the philosophy department, the Honors Program, and in the Guadalajara Summer Program. In addition to numerous courses in theoretical and applied ethics (Ethics, Business Ethics, and Social Ethics), he has also taught metaethics, political philosophy, and the philosophy of law.
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