Jed Lewinsohn

  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Jed Lewinsohn (PhD, NYU 2015; JD, Yale Law School 2012) is an assistant professor of philosophy. Prior to joining the department, he was a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. He works primarily on issues at the intersection of moral and political philosophy, philosophy of law, and philosophy of action.

Representative Publications

“By Convention Alone: Assignable Rights, Dischargeable Debts, and the Distinctiveness of the Commercial Sphere,” Ethics (Forthcoming)

“Limited Assurance,” Philosophy & Public Affairs (2021)

Paid on Both Sides: Quid Pro Quo Exchange and the Doctrine of Consideration,” 129 Yale Law Journal 690 (2020)

Reasons for Keeping the Commandments: Maimonides and the Motive of Obedience,” in Dan Frank and Aaron Segal, eds, Jewish Philosophy Past and Present: Contemporary Responses to Classical Sources (Routledge, 2017)