March, 2018

Public Choice as Political Philosophy

  • David Schmidtz

    Kendrick Professor of Philosophy, University of Arizona
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Find the article through The Review of Austrian Economics website.

Moral philosophy as it emerged from the Scottish Enlightenment spawned the social sciences in general and the field of political economy in particular. The latter field itself went on to splinter into two. James Buchanan, however, walked us back from our tendency to over-specialize and recovered the field of political economy as it was done in its classical heyday.