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. His recent publications include ‘Paid on Both Sides: Quid Pro Quo Exchange and the Doctrine of Consideration’ in Yale Law Journal (forthcoming) and ‘Reasons for Keeping the Commandments: Maimonides and the Motive of Obedience’ in Jewish Philosophy Past and Present: Contemporary Responses to Classical Sources. He is presently completing a book on the nature of quid pro quo exchange and debt (under contract with HUP), as well as a series of papers on the artificial (conventional) status of property, promising, and political authority.