David Estlund is Lombardo Family Professor of Humanities, in the departments of Philosophy and Political Science at Brown University, where he has been teaching since 1991 after teaching for five years at the University of California, Irvine. His articles have appeared in numerous journals, including The Journal of Philosophy, The Philosophical Review, Ethics, and Philosophy and Public Affairs. He edited the collection, Democracy (Blackwell Publishing 2001), and is the author of Democratic Authority: A Philosophical Framework (Princeton University Press 2008), which has been translated into Spanish and French. He was Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School in Spring 2011. He is presently writing a book about
whether normative political theories must be realistic.
John Tomasi is Professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Brown University. He is the founding director of the Political Theory Project, a research center at Brown University. He received his B.A. from Colby College, his M.A. from the University of Arizona, and his B. Phil., D. Phil. from Oxford University. He has had previous appointments at Princeton, Stanford, and Harvard Universities. A specialist in political thought, he has twice been awarded University prizes for excellence in undergraduate teaching. In addition to numerous scholarly articles, Tomasi is author of Liberalism Beyond Justice: Citizens, Society and the Boundaries of Political Theory (Princeton University Press, 2001), in which he proposes a reconception of contemporary liberalism that would take the diversity of views more seriously, leading to less emphasis on the public aspect of society and developing a liberal conception of nonpublic life. Tomasi’s forthcoming book, Free Market Fairness (Princeton University Press, 2012), draws simultaneously on moral insights from defenders of economic liberty such as F. A. Hayek and advocates of social justice such as John Rawls, Tomasi presents a new theory of liberal justice. This theory, free market fairness, is committed to both limited
government and the material betterment of the poor.
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