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  1. Geoffrey Brennan & Daniel Moseley (forthcoming). Economics and Ethics. In Hugh LaFollette (ed.), International Encyclopedia of Ethics. Wiley-Blackwell.
    We identify three points of intersection between economics and ethics: the ethics of economics, ethics in economics and ethics out of economics. These points of intersection reveal three types of conversation between economists and moral philosophers that have produced, and may continue to produce, fruitful exchange between the disciplines.
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  2. Jonny Anomaly, Geoffrey Brennan, Michael Munger & Geoffrey Sayre-McCord (2015). Philosophy, Politics, & Economics. Oxford University Press.
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  3. Jonny Anomaly & Geoffrey Brennan (2014). Social Norms, The Invisible Hand, and the Law. University of Queensland Law Journal 33 (2).
  4. Geoffrey Brennan (2014). Nicolas Olsson‐Yaouzis Ideology, Rationality, and Revolution: An Essay on the Persistence of Oppression. Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University, 2012. 176 Pp. Isbn 978‐91‐7447‐532‐6. [REVIEW] Theoria 80 (1):104-112.
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  5. Jonny Anomaly & Geoffrey Brennan (2013). Markets and Economic Theory. In Byron Kaldis (ed.), Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences. Sage Publications.
  6. Geoffrey Brennan (2013). Feasibility in Optimizing Ethics. Social Philosophy and Policy 30 (1-2):314-329.
    Doing the best we can in the world as it is requires that appropriate account be taken of The object of this essay is to examine what amounts to feasibilitydesirability considerations.feasibilitycoming in degrees objects that the advisee controls feasibility ofought-implies-can” principle, a point of departure that frames feasibility considerations in a dismissive or otherwise inadequate way.
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  7. Geoffrey Brennan, Lina Eriksson, Robert E. Goodin & Nicholas Southwood (2013). Explaining Norms. Oxford University Press.
    Norms are a pervasive yet mysterious feature of social life. In Explaining Norms, four philosophers and social scientists team up to grapple with some of the many mysteries, offering a comprehensive account of norms: what they are; how and why they emerge, persist and change; and how and to what extent they themselves serve to explain what we do. Norms, they argue, should be understood in non-reductive terms as clusters of normative attitudes that serve the function of making us accountable (...)
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  8. Geoffrey Brennan (2011). Keeping Company with Seabright. Biological Theory 6 (2):106-112.
    -/- According to Paul Seabright, “the unplanned but sophisticated coordination of modern economies is a remarkable fact that needs an explanation.” In this paper, I explore what is remarkable about modern economies and investigate what Seabright identifies as the aspect “that needs an explanation.” Essentially, Seabright is interested in the fact that modern economies require a great deal in the way of trustworthy behavior (and trust) in order to function well—and these trust relations must operate specifically among “strangers”! The puzzle (...)
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  9. Geoffrey Brennan (2010). The Division of Epistemic Labour. Analyse & Kritik 32 (2):231-246.
    The paper mobilizes Adam Smith's treatment of the division of labour in relation to the production, consumption and exchange of knowledge. One aspect of this mobilization deals with the epistemic demands that exchange makes on its participants. The other deals with increasing returns in the provision of knowledge itself, treating knowledge creation as just another example of specialization and exchange. These two aspects come together in relation to the epistemic demands associated with assessing knowledge quality. These demands differ according to (...)
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  10. Michael Moehler & Geoffrey Brennan (2010). Neoclassical Economics. In Mark Bevir (ed.), Encyclopedia of Political Theory. SAGE Publications.
    The term neoclassical economics delineates a distinct and relatively homogenous school of thought in economic theory that became prominent in the late nineteenth century and that now dominates mainstream economics. The term was originally introduced by Thorstein Veblen to describe developments in the discipline (of which Veblen did not entirely approve) associated with the work of such figures as William Jevons, Carl Menger, and Leon Walras. The ambition of these figures, the first neoclassicists, was to formalize and mathematize the subject (...)
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  11. Michael Baurmann & Geoffrey Brennan (2009). What Should the Voter Know? Epistemic Trust in Democracy. Grazer Philosophische Studien 79 (1):159-186.
    Alvin Goldman develops the concept of “core voter knowledge” to capture the kind of knowledge that voters need to have in order that democracy function successfully. As democracy is supposed to promote the people's goals, core voter knowledge must, according to Goldman, first and foremost answer the question which electoral candidate would successfully perform in achieving that voter's ends. In our paper we challenge this concept of core voter knowledge from different angles. We analyse the dimensions of political trustworthiness and (...)
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  12. Geoffrey Brennan (2009). What Should the Voter Know? Epistemic Trust in Democracy Michael Baurmann Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf. Grazer Philosophische Studien 79:159-186.
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  13. Geoffrey Brennan (2008). Lessons for Ethics From Economics? Philosophical Issues 18 (1):249-271.
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  14. Geoffrey Brennan (2008). The Economy of Privacy. The Monist 91 (1):23-51.
  15. Geoffrey Brennan & Philip Pettit (2008). Esteem, Identifiability, and the Internet1. In M. J. van den Joven & J. Weckert (eds.), Information Technology and Moral Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. 175.
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  16. Geoffrey Brennan (ed.) (2007). Common Minds: Themes From the Philosophy of Philip Pettit. Oxford University Press.
    Beyond program explanation -- Mental causation on the program model -- Can hunter-gatherers hear color? -- Structural irrationality -- Freedom, coercion, and discursive control -- Conversability and deliberation -- Petit's molecule -- Contestatory citizenship : deliberative denizenship -- Crime, responsibility, and institutional design -- Disenfranchised silence -- Joining the dots.
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  17. Geoffrey Brennan (2007). Discounting the Future, yet Again. Politics, Philosophy and Economics 6 (3):259-284.
    discounting the future' is one on which philosophers and economists have divergent professional views. There is a lot of talking at cross-purposes across the disciplinary divide here; but there is a fair bit of confusion (I think) within disciplines as well. My aim here is essentially clarificatory. I draw several distinctions that I see as significant: • between inter-temporal and intergenerational questions • between price (discount rate) and quantity (inter-temporal and intergenerational allocations) as the ethically relevant magnitude, and • between (...)
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  18. Geoffrey Brennan, Robert E. Goodin & Michael A. Smith (eds.) (2007). Common Minds: Themes From the Philosophy of Philip Pettit. Oxford University Press.
    During a career spanning over thirty years Philip Pettit has made seminal contributions in moral philosophy, political philosophy, philosophy of the social sciences, philosophy of mind and action, and metaphysics. The corpus of work Pettit has contributed and stimulated is all the more remarkable because of the way in which Pettit and his circle adapt lessons learned when thinking about problems in one area of philosophy to problems in a completely different area. -/- Common Minds presents specially written papers by (...)
     
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  19. Geoffrey Brennan & Nicholas Southwood (2007). Feasibility in Action and Attitude. In J. Josefsson D. Egonsson (ed.), Hommage à Wlodek. Philosophical Papers Dedicated to Wlodek Rabinowicz.
     
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  20. Geoffrey Brennan (2006). Globalización y diversas formas de democracia. Isonomía. Revista de Teoría y Filosofía Del Derecho 25:7-22.
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  21. Geoffrey Brennan & Alan Hamlin (2006). Conservatism, Idealism and Cardinality. Analysis 66 (4):286–295.
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  22. Geoffrey Brennan & Loren Lomasky (2006). Against Reviving Republicanism. Politics, Philosophy and Economics 5 (2):221-252.
    University of Virginia, USA, lel3f{at}virginia.edu ' + u + '@' + d + ' '//--> The strategy of this article is to consider republicanism in contrast with liberalism. We focus on three aspects of this contrast: republicanism’s emphasis on ‘social goods’ under various conceptualizations of that category; republicanism’s emphasis on political participation as an essential element of the ‘good life’; and republicanism’s distinctive understanding of freedom (following the lines developed by Pettit). In each case, we are skeptical that what republicanism (...)
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  23. Geoffrey Brennan (2005). The Myth of Ownership [Paper In: Book Symposium, Liam Murphy and Thomas Nagel. The Myth of Ownership: Taxes and Justice (2002)]. Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy 30 (2005):129.
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  24. Geoffrey Brennan & Philip Pettit (2005). The Economy of Esteem: An Essay on Civil and Political Society. Oup Oxford.
    This groundbreaking book revisits the writings of classic theorists in an effort re-evaluate the importance and influence the psychology of esteem has on the economy. The authors explore ways the economy of esteem may be reshaped to improve overall social outcomes and offer new ways of thinking about how society works and may be made to work.
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  25. Geoffrey Brennan & Philip Pettit (2005). The Feasibility Issue. In Frank Jackson & Michael Smith (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy. Oxford University Press. 258--279.
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  26. Geoffrey Brennan & Philip Pettit (2004). Esteem, Identifiability and the Internet. Analyse & Kritik 26 (1):139-157.
    The desire for esteem, and the associated desire for good reputation, serve an important role in ordinary social life in disciplining interactions and supporting the operation of social norms. The fact that many Internet relations are conducted under separate dedicated e-identities may encourage the view that Internet relations are not susceptible to these esteem-related incentives. We argue that this view is mistaken. Certainly, pseudonyms allow individuals to moderate the effects of disesteem---either by changing the pseudonym to avoid the negative reputation, (...)
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  27. Geoffrey Brennan (2002). John Broome, Ethics Out of Economics:Ethics Out of Economics. Ethics 112 (3):599-602.
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  28. Robert E. Goodin & Geoffrey Brennan (2001). Bargaining Over Beliefs. Ethics 111 (2):256-277.
  29. Geoffrey Brennan & Philip Pettit (2000). The Hidden Economy of Esteem. Economics and Philosophy 16 (1):77-98.
    A generation of social theorists have argued that if free-rider considerations show that certain collective action predicaments are unresolvable under individual, rational choice – unresolvable under an arrangement where each is free to pursue their own relative advantage – then those considerations will equally show that the predicaments cannot be resolved by recourse to norms (Buchanan, 1975, p. 132; Heath, 1976, p. 30; Sober and Wilson, 1998, 156ff; Taylor, 1987, p. 144). If free-rider considerations explain why people do not spontaneously (...)
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  30. Loren E. Lomasky & Geoffrey Brennan (2000). Is There a Duty to Vote? Social Philosophy and Policy 17 (01):62-.
    The genre of public service advertisements that appear with two- and four-year cyclical regularity is familiar. Cameras pan across scenes of marines hoisting the flag on Iwo Jima, a bald eagle soaring in splendid flight, rows of grave markers at Arlington. The somber-voiced announcer remonstrates: “ They did their part; now you do yours.” Once again it is the season to fulfill one's civic duty, to vote.
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  31. Geoffrey Brennan (1998). Book Review. [REVIEW] Economics and Philosophy 14 (2):339-342.
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  32. Geoffrey Brennan (1998). No Title Available: Reviews. Economics and Philosophy 14 (2):339-342.
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  33. Geoffrey Brennan (1998). Economic Analysis and Moral Philosophy, David M. Hausman and Michael S. McPherson. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1996, Xii + 249 Pages. [REVIEW] Economics and Philosophy 14 (02):339-.
  34. Geoffrey Brennan & Alan Hamlin (1995). Constitutional Political Economy: The Political Philosophy of Homo Economicus? Journal of Political Philosophy 3 (3):280–303.
  35. Geoffrey Brennan & Alan Hamlin, Economizing on Virtue.
    Our central aim is to explore the ideas involved in the claim that certain institutional structures economize on virtue and, in particular, to explore the widely held idea that reliance on institutions that economize on virtue may undermine virtue itself. We explore these ideas both by discussing alternative conceptions of virtue and economizing, and by constructing a simple model of the relationship between a specific institutional structure that may be said to economize on virtue and the emergence of virtue. "There (...)
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  36. Geoffrey Brennan & Philip Pettit (1993). Hands Invisible and Intangible. Synthese 94 (2):191 - 225.
    The notion of a spontaneous social order, an order in human affairs which operates without the intervention of any directly ordering mind, has a natural fascination for social and political theorists. This paper provides a taxonomy under which there are two broadly contrasting sorts of spontaneous social order. One is the familiar invisible hand; the other is an arrangement that we describe as the intangible hand. The paper is designed to serve two main purposes. First, to provide a pure account (...)
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  37. Geoffrey Brennan & Loren E. Lomasky (1987). The Logic of Electoral Preference: Response to Saraydar and Hudelson. Economics and Philosophy 3 (01):131-.
    How may we best understand the motivational structure that stands behind individuals' acts of voting? In “The Impartial Spectator Goes to Washington” we suggested that expressive concerns swamp narrowly consequential motivations, in contradistinction to normal market transactions in which the priority is reversed. A striking consequence of this fact is that individuals will be led to vote for outcomes that they would reject were they in a position to act decisively. In this regard we found the moral psychology Adam Smith (...)
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  38. Philip Pettit & Geoffrey Brennan (1986). Restrictive Consequentialism. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 64 (4):438 – 455.
    paper offers both explication and defence. Standard consequentialism is a theory of decision. It attempts to identify, for any set of alternative options, that which it is right that an agent should..
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  39. Geoffrey Brennan & Loren Lomasky (1985). The Impartial Spectator Goes to Washington: Toward a Smithian Theory of Electoral Behavior. Economics and Philosophy 1 (2):189-211.
    When economists pay homage to the wisdom of the distant past it is more likely that a work two decades old is being admired than one two centuries old. Economics is a science , and the sciences are noteworthy for their digestion and assimilation of the work of previous generations. Contributions remain only as accretions to the accepted body of knowledge; the writings and the writers disappear almost without trace. A conspicuous exception to this rule of professional cannibalization is Adam (...)
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  40. Geoffrey Brennan & Loren Lomasky (1984). Inefficient Unanimity. Journal of Applied Philosophy 1 (1):151-163.
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