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Geoffrey Brennan, Australian National University

Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Faculty Seminar

"The Context of Justice or 'Cooperative Venture for Mutual Advantage'?"

This Event is by Invitation Only



Tilton Hall
Room 307

About the Speaker

Geoffrey Brennan is Professor of Economics at the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University, Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Research Professor of Political Science at Duke University, and co-director of the UNC-Duke joint program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. An economist by training, he works actively on issues at the intersection of economics, rationality, and political philosophy.

Professor Brennan is the author of nine books, including The Reason of Rules: Constitutional Political Economy (with James Buchanan, 1985), Democracy and Decision: The Pure Theory of Electoral Preference (with Loren Lomasky, 1993), Democratic Devices and Desires (with Alan Hamlin, 2000), and most recently, The Economy of Esteem (with Philip Pettit, 2004).

Professor Brennan is also the author of over 100 articles, including “Expressive Voting and Electoral Equilibrium,” (Public Choice, 1998) for which he and co-author Alan Hamlin won the Duncan Black Prize, and “Is There a Duty to Vote?” (Social Philosophy and Policy, 2000), for which the American Philosophical Society awarded Brennan and co-author Loren Lomasky the Greg Kavka Prize.

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