Public choice as political philosophy

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalReview of Austrian Economics
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Mar 5 2018

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Political economy
Public choice
Political philosophy
Moral philosophy
Social sciences
Enlightenment

Keywords

  • Corruption
  • Distribution
  • Incentive compatibility
  • Justice
  • Self-interest
  • Utilitarianism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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Public choice as political philosophy. / Schmidtz, David J.

In: Review of Austrian Economics, 05.03.2018, p. 1-8.

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