Avalon Professor in the Humanities
A Professor of Philosophy and Law, Samuel Freeman teaches on social and political philosophy, ethics, philosophy of law, and philosophy and the Constitution. He is the author of Liberalism and Distributive Justice, Justice and the Social Contract, and Rawls. Freeman edited the Cambridge Companion to Rawls as well as John Rawls’ Lectures on the History of Political Philosophy and his Collected Papers. He initiated and has been editor of Oxford University Press’s Political Philosophy Series since 2006.
Freeman received his juris doctor from the University of North Carolina and his doctorate in philosophy from Harvard University, joining the Penn faculty in 1985. He served as director of the Philosophy, Politics and Economics program at Penn from 1996 through 2004.