9780190207311

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics An Anthology

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  • Copyright: 6/26/2015
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

The only book on the market to include classical and contemporary readings from key authors in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE), this unique anthology provides a comprehensive overview of the central topics in this rapidly expanding field. Each chapter opens with an introduction that helps students understand the central arguments and key concepts in the readings. The selections encourage students to think about the extent to which the three disciplines offer complementary or contradictory ways of approaching the relevant issues. Philosophy, Politics, and Economics: An Anthology is ideal for undergraduate PPE programs and courses in political philosophy and political economy.

Author Biography


Jonathan Anomaly is Lecturer in the Duke-UNC program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

Geoffrey Brennan is Research Professor of Political Science at Duke University, Professor of Philosophy at UNC Chapel Hill, and Professor of Economics at the Australian National University. He is the coauthor of Explaining Norms (OUP, 2013) and The Economy of Esteem (OUP, 2004).

Michael C. Munger is Professor of Political Science and Economics at Duke University. He is the coauthor of Choosing in Groups: Analytical Politics Revisited (2015).

Geoffrey Sayre-McCord is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at UNC Chapel Hill and the editor of Hume: Moral Philosophy (2006).

All four authors teach in and are members of the Duke-UNC program in philosophy, politics, and economics.

Table of Contents


Preface
Introduction
1. POLITICAL AUTHORITY
Plato, Crito
Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan
John Locke, Popular Basis of Political Authority
David Hume, Of the Original Contract
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract
2. RATIONAL CHOICE
Gary Becker, The Economic Way of Looking at Behavior
David Schmidtz, Reasons for Altruism
David Gauthier, Rationality: Maximization Constrained
Gregory Kavka, The Toxin Puzzle
3. GAME THEORY
Simon Blackburn, Game Theory and Rational Choice
Thomas Schelling, Dynamic Models of Segregation
Gerry Mackie, Ending Foot Binding and Infibulation: A Convention Account
Geoffrey Brennan and Gordon Tullock, An Economic Theory of Military Tactics: Methodological Individualism at War
4. PROPERTY
John Locke, Of Property
David Hume, Of Justice and Property
Karl Marx, Capital, "Primitive Accumulation"
Thomas Paine, Agrarian Justice
David Schmidtz, The Institution of Property
5. MARKETS
Market Advantages
Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations, Of the Division of Labor
Friedrich Hayek, The Use of Knowledge in Society
Leonard Read, I, Pencil
Market Fairness
St. Thomas Aquinas, Sins Committed in Buying and Selling
John Locke, What is a Fair Price?
Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations, "Of the Expences of the Sovereign"
Market Failures
Tyler Cowen, Public Goods
Jonathan Anomaly, Public Goods and Government Action
David Friedman, Market Failures
6. COLLECTIVE ACTION
Mancur Olson, The Logic of Collective Action
Jean Hampton, Free Rider Problems in the Production of Collective Goods
Elinor Ostrom, Collective Action and the Evolution of Social Norms
Samuel Bowles and Herbert Gintis, The Evolutionary Basis of Collective Action
7. JUSTICE
John Stuart Mill, Utilitarianism
John Rawls, A Theory of Justice
Robert Nozick, Anarchy, State, and Utopia
Gerald Cohen, Robert Nozick and Wilt Chamberlain: How Patterns Preserve Liberty
8. EQUALITY
Harry Frankfurt, Equality as a Moral Ideal
Richard Arneson, Equality and Equal Opportunity for Welfare
Amartya Sen, Equality of What?
Robert Nozick, Equality of Opportunity
Kurt Vonnegut, Harrison Bergeron
9. COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS
Steven Kelman, An Ethical Critique of Cost-Benefit Analysis
Elizabeth Anderson, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Safety, and Environmental Quality
David Schmidtz, A Place for Cost-Benefit Analysis
10. PUBLIC CHOICE
James Buchanan, Public Choice: Politics without Romance
Anthony Downs, An Economic Theory of Political Action in a Democracy
Michael Munger, Rent-Seek and You Will Find
James Buchanan, How Can Constitutions Be Designed so that Politicians Who Seek to Serve the "Public Interest" Can Survive and Prosper?
Michael Huemer, Why People Are Irrational about Politics
11. REASONS TO VOTE
Geoffrey Brennan and Loren Lomasky, Is There a Duty to Vote?
Jason Brennan, Polluting the Polls: When Citizens Should Not Vote
Geoffrey Brennan and Geoffrey Sayre-McCord, Voting and Causal Responsibility
12. LIBERTY AND PATERNALISM
John Stuart Mill, On Liberty
Gerald Dworkin, Paternalism
Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein, Libertarian Paternalism Is Not an Oxymoron
13. MARKETS ON THE MARGIN
Sex
Martha Nussbaum, Whether from Reason or Prejudice: Taking Money for Bodily Services
David Friedman, Marriage, Sex and Babies
Drugs
Michael Huemer, America's Unjust Drug War
Peter de Marneffe, Against the Legalization of Drugs
Jeffrey Miron, The Economics of Drug Prohibition and Drug Legalization
Organs
Arthur Caplan, Organ Transplantation
Gerald Dworkin, Markets and Morals: The Case for Organ Sales
Sweatshops
Benjamin Powell and Matt Zwolinski, The Ethical and Economic Case Against Sweatshop Labor: A Critical Assessment
Mathew Coakley and Michael Kates, The Ethical and Economic Case for Sweatshop Regulation
Price Gouging
Michael Munger, They Clapped: Can Price Gouging Laws Prohibit Scarcity?
Jeremy Snyder, What's the Matter with Price Gouging?
Matt Zwolinski, Price Gouging, Non-Worseness, and Distributive Justice

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