John O. Tomasi Romeo Elton Professor of Natural Theology, Professor of Political Science, Director of Political Theory Project

John Tomasi is Professor of Political Science at Brown University and Director of the Political Theory Project at Brown University. He is author of Liberalism Beyond Justice: Citizens Society and the Boundaries of Political Theory (Princeton University Press, 2001), and numerous articles.

He received his B.A. from Colby College, his M.A. from the University of Arizona (1990), and his B. Phil., D. Phil. from Oxford University (1993). He has had previous appointments at Princeton University and Stanford University. His specializations are political theory and ethics and public policy.

Liberal regimes shape the ethical outlook of their citizens, relentlessly influencing their most personal commitments over time. This fact raises pressing questions: If liberals cannot prevent the spillover of public values into nonpublic domains, how accommodating of diversity can a liberal regime actually be? To what degree can a liberal society be a home even to the people whose viewpoints it was formally designed to include?

Brown Affiliations

scholarly work

" Should Political Liberals be Compassionate Conservatives?: Philosophical Foundations of the Faith-Based Initiative " Morality and Politics ed. Jeffrey Paul New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

" Should Political Liberals be Compassionate Conservatives?: Philosophical Foundations of the Faith-Based Initiative " Morality and Politics ed. Jeffrey Paul New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

" Should Political Liberals be Compassionate Conservatives?: Philosophical Foundations of the Faith-Based Initiative " Social Philosophy & Policy 21/1 ( forthcoming January 2004).

" Should Political Liberals be Compassionate Conservatives?: Philosophical Foundations of the Faith-Based Initiative " Social Philosophy & Policy 21/1 ( forthcoming January 2004).

" Sovereignty, Commerce and Cosmopolitanism: Lessons from Early America for the Future of the World " After Socialism ed. Ellen Frankl Paul, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

" Sovereignty, Commerce and Cosmopolitanism: Lessons from Early America for the Future of the World " After Socialism ed. Ellen Frankl Paul, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

" Sovereignty, Commerce and Cosmopolitanism: Lessons from Early America for the Future of the World " Social Philosophy & Policy 20/1: 223-46, January 2003.

" Sovereignty, Commerce and Cosmopolitanism: Lessons from Early America for the Future of the World " Social Philosophy & Policy 20/1: 223-46, January 2003.

" Governance Beyond the Nation State: James Madison on Foreign Policy and 'Universal Peace'" James Madison and the Future of Limited Government, ed. John Samples, Washington: The Cato Institute, 2002.

" Justice " The Oxford Companion to American Law, K. Hall, J. Elly, J. Grossman, N. Hull eds., New York: Oxford U. Press, 2002.

" Governance Beyond the Nation State: James Madison on Foreign Policy and 'Universal Peace'" James Madison and the Future of Limited Government, ed. John Samples, Washington: The Cato Institute, 2002.

" Justice " The Oxford Companion to American Law, K. Hall, J. Elly, J. Grossman, N. Hull eds., New York: Oxford U. Press, 2002.

" Civic Education and Ethical Subservience: From Mozert to Santa Fe and Beyond " NOMOS XLIII: Moral and Political Education, Special issue: ed. by Stephen Macedo and Yael Tamir, New York: New York University Press, 2002.

" Civic Education and Ethical Subservience: From Mozert to Santa Fe and Beyond " NOMOS XLIII: Moral and Political Education, Special issue: ed. by Stephen Macedo and Yael Tamir, New York: New York University Press, 2002.

" Political Liberalism and Reasonable Diversity " Liberalismo: O Antigo e O Novo, Joao Espada, Marc Plattner, Adam Wolfson, eds. Instituto de Ciensas Sociais: Liboa, Portugal April 2001.

" Political Liberalism and Reasonable Diversity " Liberalismo: O Antigo e O Novo, Joao Espada, Marc Plattner, Adam Wolfson, eds. Instituto de Ciensas Sociais: Liboa, Portugal April 2001.

Liberalism Beyond Justice: Citizens, Society and the Boundaries of Political Theory. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001.

" Liberal Theory and the Doctrine of Double Effect " Analise Social, (Special Issue, also with contributions by Steven Lukes, John Gray, David Miller, Clifford Orwin, Chandran Kukathas, Joao Espada) September 1998.

" Liberal Theory and the Doctrine of Double Effect " Analise Social, (Special Issue, also with contributions by Steven Lukes, John Gray, David Miller, Clifford Orwin, Chandran Kukathas, Joao Espada) September 1998.

"The Key to Locke's Proviso" The British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 6/3 October 1998.

"The Key to Locke's Proviso" The British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 6/3 October 1998.

"Liberalism Beyond Justice " Cursos da Arrabida:Liberdade, Virtude e Intresse, (with contributions by Gordon Wood, William Galston, Joao Espada, and Joao Rosas) Arrabida Portugal 1997.

"Liberalism Beyond Justice " Cursos da Arrabida:Liberdade, Virtude e Intresse, (with contributions by Gordon Wood, William Galston, Joao Espada, and Joao Rosas) Arrabida Portugal 1997.

Review of Jack Crittenden, Beyond Individualism: Reconstituting the Liberal Self (Oxford University Press) Ethics January 1997.

" Liberalism, Sanctity and the Prohibition of Abortion " The Journal of Philosophy, XCIV/10, October 1997. "Kymlicka, Liberalism and Respect for Cultural Minorities" Ethics, 105/2 April 1995.

" Liberalism, Sanctity and the Prohibition of Abortion " The Journal of Philosophy, XCIV/10, October 1997. "Kymlicka, Liberalism and Respect for Cultural Minorities" Ethics, 105/2 April 1995.

Review of David Johnston, The Idea of a Liberal Theory (Princeton University Press) Political Theory December 1996.

"Community in the Minimal State" Critical Review: Special Issue on Communitarianism (with contributions by Charles Taylor, Ronald Beiner, Will Kymlicka, and Brenda Almond) Fall 1994.

"Community in the Minimal State" Critical Review: Special Issue on Communitarianism (with contributions by Charles Taylor, Ronald Beiner, Will Kymlicka, and Brenda Almond) Fall 1994.

Review of Vinit Haksar, Indivisible Selves and Moral Practice (Oxford University Press) Ethics volume 104, April 1994.

Stephen Macedo, Liberal Virtues (Oxford University Press) Ethics 102/2, January 1992.

R. Douglas, G. Mara, H. Richardson, ed.s, Liberalism and the Good (Oxford University Press) Ethics 102/4, July 1992.

" Individual Rights and Community Virtues " Ethics 101/3, April 1991.

" Individual Rights and Community Virtues " Ethics 101/3, April 1991.

" Plato's Statesman Story: The Birth of Fiction Reconceived " Philosophy and Literature 14/2, Fall 1990.

" Plato's Statesman Story: The Birth of Fiction Reconceived " Philosophy and Literature 14/2, Fall 1990.

" The Power Principle " Criminal Justice Ethics Summer/Fall 1989.

" The Power Principle " Criminal Justice Ethics Summer/Fall 1989.