Edward Song

Edward Song

Scholar in Residence
Professor of Philosophy

Phone: please contact by email
Email: edwardsong@westmont.edu
Office Location: Winter 325

Office Hours
Wednesday 11:00 - 2:00 p.m.


Ed grew up in central Virginia and has degrees from Yale (BA), Oxford (MA), and the University of Virginia (Ph.D.).  Before arriving at Westmont, he was an associate professor of philosophy at Louisiana State University.  

Ed is married to Felicia Song, who teaches in the sociology department at Westmont.  They have two children.  He is an avid runner, cyclist, and cook.  His favorite color is blue; he thinks the zone read will work in the NFL; and he wonders why everyone in the world isn't an Anglican.

Research Interests

Moral and Political Philosophy
Practical Ethics
Philosophy of Religion

Representative Publications

"Preemptive Anonymous Whistleblowing," (co-authored with James Rocha), Public Affairs Quarterly (2012)
"Acceptance, Fairness and Political Obligation," Legal Theory (2012)
"Rawls's Liberal Principle of Legitimacy," The Philosophical Forum (2012)
"Political Naturalism and State Authority," Journal of Social Philosophy (2012)
"Subjectivist Cosmopolitanism and the Morality of Intervention," Journal of Social Philosophy (2010)


Philosophical Perspectives
Philosophical Theology