Philosophy, Politics, and Austrian Economics Vol: 25

Daniel J. D'Amico
Brown University, USA

Adam G. Martin
Texas Tech University, USA

Product Details
29 Oct 2020
Emerald Publishing Limited
224 pages - 152 x 229mm
Advances in Austrian Economics
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE), as an interdisciplinary endeavour, has surged in popularity in recent years. Work in this field usually draws on standard microeconomics to grapple with questions from political philosophy. But what might Austrian economics, which offers an alternative approach to economic theory, have to offer to this endeavour? 

Featuring contributions by economists, philosophers, political scientists, and political theorists both friendly to and critical of Austrian ideas, this collection explores what, if anything, Austrian assumptions about human nature and the function of social institutions have to offer the broader field of PPE. The authors explore the relationship of F.A. Hayek’s thought to contemporary analysis of democracy, the importance of entrepreneurship for institutional analysis, the possibility and perils of self-governance, and whether Austrian ideas can better explain real-world institutional developments.
Chapter 1. Is the Concept of “Spontaneous Order” Simply Libertarian Fairy Dust?; James Johnson
Chapter 2. Hayek and His Socialist Friends; Peter J. Boettke
Chapter 3. Is Socialism Atavistic?; Joseph Heath
Chapter 4. Despotic or Dynamic? Hayek on Democracy and Expertise; Gianna Englert
Chapter 5. Asymmetric Idealization and the Market Process; Brian Kogelmann
Chapter 6. Rothbard’s Account of the Axiom of Human Action: Neo-Aristotelian-Thomistic Defense; Douglas B. Rasmussen 
Chapter 7. A PPE Approach to Adam Smith on Spectatorship and the Social Origins of Property Rights; Michelle A. Schwarze
Chapter 8. Policing Without Politics: Why Liberal Egalitarians Should Rethink the Role of the State in Criminal Justice; Christopher Freiman
Chapter 9. The Wealth and Poverty of Self-Governing Communities; Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili and Ilia Murtazashvili
Chapter 10. Constitutionalism, Liberalism, and Political Entrepreneurship; Alexander William Salter 
Chapter 11. Institutional Entrepreneurship and Evolution: Making Sense of the American Judiciary; A.K. Shauku
Daniel J. D’Amico is the Associate Director of the Political Theory Project at Brown University, where he is also a Lecturer in Economics. His current research is focused upon the political economy of crime and punishment throughout history and around the world. 

Adam G. Martin is an Associate Professor in Agricultural and Applied Economics and Political Economy Research Fellow at the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech University. His research interests focus on the intersection of philosophy, politics and economics. He is Vice President of the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics.

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