David Schmidtz

Affiliation: Center for the Philosophy of Freedom

Title: Kendrick Professor of Philosophy, Eller Chair of Service-Dominant Logic

Type of Affiliation: Faculty

David Schmidtz is editor of Social Philosophy & Policy and Head of the Department of Political Economy & Moral Science  at the University of Arizona.

After graduating from Arizona in 1988, he spent the next three years at Yale as Assistant Professor, then three more as Associate Professor. Since then, he enjoyed three semesters at Bowling Green in Philosophy and the Social Philosophy and Policy Center, a semester as Visiting Professor at McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, and a semester teaching first year property at Florida State College of Law. He was named Phi Beta Kappa National Scholar in 2014.  He was the founding Director of the Arizona Center for Philosophy of Freedom.

Dave has won fundraiser of the year awards from both the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the University.  Dave thanks all those who fund his research, as listed in the Acknowledgements sections of his published essays.  Here are some samples of his work on PROPERTY, MORALITY, CAPITALISM, COMMUNISM, POLITICSENVIRONMENT, EQUALITY, and JUSTICE.

 

Books Authored by David Schmidtz

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Every species has its tools for survival. To say "no man is an island" is to say that without trade, we would live... Read more
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Is it rational to be moral? How do rationality and morality fit together with being human? These questions are at the heart... Read more
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Extensively revised and expanded in this second edition, Environmental Ethics: What Really Matters, What Really Works... Read more
Using a fusion of philosophical, social scientific, and historical methods, --  A Brief History of Liberty... Read more
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This volume collects thirteen of David Schmidtz's essays on the question of what it takes to live a good life, given... Read more
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What is justice? Questions of justice are questions about what people are due, but what that means in practice depends on... Read more
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The issue of social welfare and individual responsibility has become a topic of international public debate in recent years... Read more
The most widely accepted justification for political authority is that coercive institutions are necessary to provide for... Read more
 

Books Edited by David Schmidtz

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This collection is devoted to Robert Nozick, one of the dominant philosophical thinkers of our time. Nozick's famous book... more

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Multimedia Textbooks by David Schmidtz

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In this book, Cathleen Johnson, Robert Lusch, and David Schmidtz discuss the connections between the ethical, economic, and entrepreneurial dimensions of a life well-lived.

The ethical question is: how do people have to live in order to make the world a better place with them than without...

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In this book, Cathleen Johnson, Robert Lusch, and David Schmidtz discuss the connections between the ethical, economic, and entrepreneurial dimensions of a life well-lived.

The ethical question is: how do people have to live in order to make the world a better place with them than without...

Research Papers by David Schmidtz

Title Publicationsort descending Year Published
Water Externalities: Tragedy of the Common Canal 2009
Water Externalities: Tragedy of the Common Canal 2009
Elinor Ostrom’s life and work 2012
Moral Theory: Priority of the Right Rational Choice and Moral Agency 2010
“The Principle of Planning and the Institution of Laissez Faire American Economic Review 1932
Polluting the Polls: When Citizens Should Not Vote Australasian Journal of Philosophy 2009
Polluting the Polls: When Citizens Should Not Vote Australasian Journal of Philosophy 2009
Polluting the Polls: When Citizens Should Not Vote Australasian Journal of Philosophy 2009
Rediscovering the Moral Sciences Austrian Review of Economics 2017
Philosophy of Law (Deterrence & Criminal Attempts) Canadian Journal of Philosophy 1987
Steiner's Essay on Rights Canadian Journal of Philosophy 1996
The Language of Ethics Creating Wealth: 2010
Natural Enemies Environmental Ethics 2000
When Preservationism Doesn’t Preserve Environmental Values 1997
Philosophical Logic (Parsons on the Liar Paradox) Erkenntnis 1990
Justifying the State Ethics 1990
When Justice Matters Ethics 2007
Nonideal Theory: What It Is and What it Needs to Be Ethics 2011
Humanly rational choice 2 (how we choose goals) Ethics 1994
Foreign Aid and Global Redistribution: A Critique Ethics: Left and Right 2018
0n Property (as a social experiment) European Liberal Forum 2009
Can Corrupt Soft Money Improve Corrupt Academia? Free Speech on Campus 2018
Free Will As a Political Problem from Brief History of Liberty 2011
A Conversation with Jagdish Bhagwati on Indian Politics, Globalization, Socialism, Entrepreneurship, and African Aid Indian Journal of Economics and Business 2005
Are All Species Equal? Journal of Applied Philosophy 2000
Should Employers Pay a Living Wage? Journal of Business Ethics 2018
The Ethics Project: Teaching Business Ethics through Student-Created Entrepreneurial Action Journal of Business Ethics Education 2018
Humanly rational choice 1 (why we don't maximize) Journal of Philosophy 1992
On Satz, Why Some Things Should Not Be For Sale Journal of Philosophy 2011
Joseph Heath, Morality, Competition and the Firm: The Market Failures Approach to Business Ethics Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 2016
Islands In a Sea of Obligation Law & Philosophy 2000
Humanly rational choice 4 (on the nature and limits of decision theory) Midwest Studies in Philosophy 2004
Has Government Any Role in Money? Money in Historical Perspective 1987
A Place for Cost-Benefit Analysis Nous (Philosophical Issues) 2001
Experimental Philosophy: Theory On the Reliability of Economic Models 1995
0n Property (legal history) Oxford History of Political Philosophy 2015
0n Moral Theory: Peter Singer Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics 2016
0n political economy (Corruption) Performance and Progress 2016
Political Economy: Diminishing Marginal Utility Person, Polis, Planet 2008
Review of Serena Olsaretti's Liberty, Desert, and the Market Philosophical Review 1999
Modesty without Illusion Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 2007
Libertarianism After Nozick Philosophy Compass 2018
0n Justice (and deserving) Political Theory 2002
0n moral theory: Adam Smith Princeton Handbook of Adam Smith 2016
Experimental Philosophy: Practice Public Choice 1989
Why Be Rational? Rational Choice and Moral Agency 1995
The Demographic Objection to Epistocracy Res Publica 2018
Realistic Idealism Research Methods in Analytical Political Theory, ed. Adrian Blau 2017
The Meanings of Life Robert Nozick 2002
Moral Parity between State and Non-State Actors Routledge Handbook of Anarchy 2018
Epistemic Democracy Routledge Handbook of Applied Epistemology 2018
0n Rawls and Nozick Social Philosophy and Policy 2005
Humanly rational choice 3 (why we care about others) Social Philosophy and Policy 1993
0n Property (when original appropriation solves a problem) Social Philosophy and Policy 1994
0n Justice (and equality) Social Philosophy and Policy 2002
0n Justice (and guarantees) Social Philosophy and Policy 1997
Political Economy: F. A. Hayek Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy 1999
An Empirical Disconfirmation of Neoclassical Economic Theory Supreme Court Economic Review 2015
The Principle of Planning and the Institution of Laissez Faire The American Economic Review 1932
The Role of Monetary Policy The American Economic Review 1968
On the Origin of Money The Economic Journal 1892
Classical Liberalism: Back to the Future The Future of Classical Liberalism 2018
Voting: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly The Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy 2018
Voting: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly The Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy 2018
Hansen and Public Policy The Quarterly Journal of Economics 1976
The Myths of the Self-Ownership Thesis The Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism 2017
The Myths of the Self-Ownership Thesis The Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism 2017
0n Property (when communal property solves a problem) UC Davis Law Review 2003
The Trolley Problem as a Problem for Libertarians Utilitas 2007

Presentations by David Schmidtz

Title Date City Country
Lectures on Elements of Justice October 1, 2004 (All day) Guatemala City Guatemala
Lectures on Elements of Justice March 1, 2002 (All day) Ann Arbor United States
Lectures on Elements of Justice August 1, 2002 (All day) Canberra Canada
Lectures on Elements of Justice March 1, 1998 (All day) Auckland New Zealand
Lectures on Elements of Justice August 1, 1999 (All day) Johannesburg South Africa
Lectures on Elements of Justice May 1, 2004 (All day) Providence United States
Lectures on Rational Choice and Moral Agency May 1, 2000 (All day) Taipei Taiwan
Markets in Education November 15, 2017 - 1:00pm Springfield United States
Markets in Education November 3, 2017 - 2:00pm Stockholm Sweden
Poverty, Foreign Aid, and Wildlife Preservation March 1, 2001 (All day) Washington United States
Property March 1, 2002 (All day) São Paulo Brazil
Property June 1, 2002 (All day) Santiago Chile
Property and Justice March 1, 2012 (All day) Bratislava Slovakia
Public Choice As Political Philosophy October 6, 2016 - 4:00pm Fairfax United States
Rational Choice and Moral Agency January 1, 1993 (All day) Waterloo Canada
Reasonable Idealism: Essays on Person, Polis, Planet February 6, 2016 - 5:00pm Wuhan China
Reinventing the Commons: The Sabi Sand Game Preserve April 1, 2003 (All day) Davis United States
Respect for Everything June 1, 2010 (All day) Oslo Norway
Saving the Elephants November 16, 2017 - 3:00pm Urbana Champaign United States
Schools, Plumbers, & Justice November 1, 2013 (All day) Louvain-la-Neuve Belgium
Social Welfare and Individual Responsibility September 1, 1998 (All day) Buenos Aires Argentina
The Authority of Instrumental Reason June 1, 1998 (All day) Paris France
The Authority of Instrumental Reason May 1, 1998 (All day) Chicago United States
The Institution of Property July 1, 1995 (All day) Florence Italy
The Institution of Property August 1, 2005 (All day) Santiago Chile

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