Public choice as political philosophy

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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)169-176
Number of pages8
JournalReview of Austrian Economics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2018


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)


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