Jonathan Gingerich works on foundational issues in ethics, aesthetics, political philosophy, and jurisprudence that have implications for constitutional law, property, intellectual property, and the legal regulation of technology. Methodologically, he uses tools from analytic philosophy, phenomenology, feminist theory, and critical race theory. He is currently working on a monograph about the nature and value of spontaneous freedom–the freedom of acting in unplanned and unscripted ways–and its implications for ethics, politics, and law and technology.
Professor Gingerich holds an A.B. from Georgetown University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to joining Rutgers, Professor Gingerich was Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Law at King’s College London. He has published articles in journals such as Ethics, Yale Journal of Law and Technology, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, and Northeastern University Law Review. Professor Gingerich is an Advisor of the Rutgers Institute for Law and Philosophy and Associate Graduate Faculty in the Rutgers-New Brunswick Philosophy Department.