Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

James M.  Buchanan Center for Political Economy


George Mason University

Fairfax, VA 20030


Workshop in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

-Spring 2004 -

Rm. 318 Enterprise Hall







January 26

Phil Mirowski

Department of Economics

University of Notre Dame

Philosophizing with a Hammer

February 2


Bruce Caldwell

Department of Economics

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Hayek’s Challenge

February 9

Adam Chacksfield

Department of Political Science

Western Illinois University

Ethical Frames for Drug Policy and the Salience of Competing Bodies of Knowledge

February 16

Walter Block

Department of Economics

Loyola University of New Orleans


Reply to Caplan on Austrian Economic Methodology

February 25


Arlington 1 4th Floor

Claire Hill

School of Law

Chicago-Kent College of Law

Beyond Mistakes: The Next Wave of Behavioral Law and Economics.

March 1

Christopher Mantzavinos

Research Group in Collective Goods

Max Planck Institute

Bonn, Germany

Naturalistic Hermeneutics

March 4


Gerard Alexander

Department of Politics

University of Virginia

Self Governance

March 15

Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard

Department of Political Science

University of Southern Denmark

Buridan's Ass and the Costs of Democratic Deliberation

March 24


Arlington 1 4th Floor

Josef Sima

Department of Economic Policy

Prague School of Economics

The Logic of Social Action: Austrian Law and Economics

March 29

Gus DiZerega

Department of Politics

Whitman College

Toward a Hayekian Theory of Commodification and Systemic Contradiction


April 12

Neel Chamilall

Department of Economics

University of Aix-Marseille


April 19

Joseph Salerno

Department of Economics

Pace University

Eugen von Boehm-Bawerk's 'Vision' of the Capitalist Economy

April 26

Kenneth Mischel

Department of Economics & Finance


How to Make a Carnival

May 3

Andrew Yates

Department of Economics

University of Richmond

Citizen Participation in Pollution Permit Markets