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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.
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