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Samuel Freeman

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Samuel Freeman

Avalon Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Philosophy and Law

Samuel Freeman works in social and political philosophy, ethics, and philosophy of law. He has written books on Liberalism and Distributive Justice (Oxford 2018), Justice and the Social Contract (Oxford 2006), and on the political philosophy of John Rawls (Rawls, Routledge, 2007). He edited the Cambridge Companion to Rawls (2003), as well as John Rawls’s Lectures on the History of Political Philosophy (2007) and his Collected Papers (1999). He is currently working on a manuscript on liberalism and libertarianism.


  • PhD (philosophy)Harvard1985
  • JDNorth Carolina1977
  • ABNorth Carolina1973