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PPE 2008

Close-up of Arch on Building on Tulane University's Campus - The Murphy Institute

On the Division of Labor and Scientific/Economic Inquiry


New Orleans InterContinental Hotel

Event Details

Invitation Only

Event Type: PPE Conferences

Sponsored By: Murphy Institute

More Information

The PPE conference is an annual, by-invitation event organized by the editors of Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. Papers presented at this workshop styled conference are targeted for subsequent publication in the journal. Participants may access password protected drafts of papers below.

This year’s presenters are:

  • Geoffrey Brennan, Australian National University, Australia
  • Fred d’Agostino, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Hartmut Kliemt, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Germany
  • Alan Hamlin, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Douglas MacLean, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, U.S.A.


Geoffrey Brennan: "PPE: Some Reflections"
Fred d'Agostino: "From the Organization to the Division of Cognitive Labor"
Hartmut Kliemt: "PPE as Hobbesian Life Science"
Alan Hamlin: "PPE as a Research Program"
Douglas MacLean: "Preferences and Norms"

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Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), The Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.