Jonathan Riley, D.Phil.


BA Queens University, Kingston (1973)
D.Phil. Oxford University (1983)

Department of Philosophy

Faculty Member
The Murphy Institute of Political Economy


108 Tilton Hall

(504) 865-5317

Academic Interests:

  • Liberalism
  • Utilitarian Ethics
  • Rational Choice Theory
  • Constitutionalism

Co-founding Editor:

Books Authored:

  • Liberal Utilitarianism: Social Choice Theory and J.S. Mill's Philosophy (Cambridge, 1988)
  • Mill on Liberty (Routledge, 1998)
  • Mill's Radical Liberalism: An Essay in retrieval (Routledge, 2002).

Books Edited:

  • J. S. Mill's Principles of Political Economy (Oxford, 1999)
  • Constitutional Culture and Democratic Rule, with J. Ferejohn and J. Rakova (Cambridge, 2001)

Selected Articles:

  • "Interpreting Mill's Qualitative Hedonism," The Philosophical Quarterly 53 (July 2003): 412-418
  • "J.S. Mill's Liberal Utilitarian Doctrine of Free Speech," forthcoming in Utilitas.
  • "Defending Cultural Pluralism Within Liberal Limits", Political Theory 30 (2002), 68-96.
  • "Welfare (philosophical aspects)," in N.J. Smelser and P.B. Bates, gen. eds., International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences , 25 vols. Amsterdam: Elsevier, (2002)
  • "Interpreting Berlin's Liberalism", American Political Science Review 95 (2001), 283-296.
  • "Constitutional Democracy as a Two-Stage Game", in J. Ferejohn, J. Rakove and J. Riley, eds., Constitutional Culture and Democratic Rule. (Cambridge, 2001) 147- 69.
  • "Defending Rule Utilitarianism", in B. Hooker, E. Mason and D. Miller, eds., Morality, Rules and Consequences. (Edinburgh, 2000) 40-70.  

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