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 Kendrick Professor of Philosophy (College of Social and Behavioral Sciences) and Eller Chair of Service-Dominant Logic (College of Management) at the University of Arizona. He is editor of Social Philosophy & Policy and is the Freedom Center's founding director.  

After graduating from Arizona in 1988, he spent the next three years at Yale as Assistant Professor, then three more as Associate Professor. Along the way, he enjoyed a year at Chapel Hill as a Yale Morse Fellow, another year at Kansas State while on sabbatical from Yale, and three semesters in Bowling Green in Philosophy and at the Social Philosophy and Policy Center.  Most recently, he has been Visiting Professor at McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, and now holds continuing appointments as Visiting Professor of Political Economy at King's College London, and as Distinguished Fellow in Philosophy, Politics, and Economic at George Mason University. He was named Phi Beta Kappa National Scholar in 2014. Dave taught first year property at Florida State College of Law in fall 2007.  Click for introductory material on some philosophical issues in the law of PROPERTY. Click for introductory material on philosophical approaches to ETHICSVALUE theory, or theorizing about JUSTICE.

Vitae: vita 2017_0.docx

Research Papers by David Schmidtz

Title Publication Year Published
Epistemic Democracy Routledge Handbook of Applied Epistemology 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
The Demographic Objection to Epistocracy Res Publica 2018
Can Corrupt Soft Money Improve Corrupt Academia? Free Speech on Campus 2018
Foreign Aid and Global Redistribution: A Critique Ethics: Left and Right 2018
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
Why Caning Beats Incarceration Policing and Punishment: Philosophical Problems and Policy Solutions 2017
Democracy and Freedom Oxford Handbook of Freedom 2017
On Competition in Utopian Capitalism Moral Philosophy and Politics 2017
The Myths of the Self-Ownership Thesis The Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism 2017
Propaganda about Propaganda Critical Review 2017
The Myths of the Self-Ownership Thesis The Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism 2017
Propaganda about Propaganda Critical Review 2017
Propaganda about Propaganda Critical Review 2017
A Libertarian Case for Mandatory Vaccinations Journal of Medical Ethics 2016
Estimating the Cost of Adjunct Justice: A Case Study in University Business Ethics Journal of Business Ethics 2016
Are Adjuncts Exploited?: Some Grounds for Skepticism Journal of Business Ethics 2016
Joseph Heath, Morality, Competition and the Firm: The Market Failures Approach to Business Ethics Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 2016
Klotzes and Glotzes, Semiotics and Embodying Normative Stances Business Ethics Review Journal 2016
Elinor Ostrom's Governing the Commons Oxford Handbook of Classics in Contemporary Political Theory 2016
The Ethics and Rationality of Voting Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy 2016
When May We Kill Government Agents?: In Defense of Moral Parity Social Philosophy and Policy 2016
I'll Pay You Ten Bucks Not to Murder Me Business Ethics Review Journal 2016
Do Markets Corrupt? Economics and the Virtues 2016
Market Architecture: It’s the How, Not the What Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy 2015
Markets without Symbolic Limits Ethics 2015
Consequences Matter More: In Defense of Instrumentalism about Private versus Public Prisons Criminal Law and Philosophy 2015
Epistocracy within Public Reason Democracy in the 21st Century 2015
In Defense of Commodification Moral Philosophy and Politics 2015
Community, Diversity, and Equality in G. A. Cohen’s Socialist Ideal Analyse & Kritik 2015
Controversial Ethics as a Foundation for Controversial Political Theory Studies in Emergent Order 2014
How Smart is Democracy? You Can't Answer that A Priori Critical Review 2014
Against Mandatory Voting Debating Reform: Conflicting Perspectives on How to Fix the American Political System 2014
Is Market Society Intrinsically Repugnant? Journal of Business Ethics 2014
Epistocracy within Public Reason Democracy in the 21st Century 2013
The Right to Good Faith: How Crony Capitalism Delegitimizes the Administrative State Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy 2013
Conscientious Tax Objection: Why Liberal States Must Accommodate Tax Resistors Public Affairs Quarterly 2012
For-Profit Business as Civic Virtue Journal of Business Ethics 2012
Classical Liberalism The Oxford Handbook of Political Philosophy 2012
Political Liberty: Who Needs It? Social Philosophy and Policy 2012
The Right to a Competent Electorate Philosophical Quarterly 2011
Condorcet’s Jury Theorem and the Optimum Number of Voters Politics 2011
Liberty and Freedom Political and Civic Leadership 2010
Liberty The Encyclopedia of Political Theory 2010
Scepticism about Philosophy Ratio 2010
Water Externalities: Tragedy of the Common Canal 2009
Tuck on the Rationality of Voting Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy 2009
Water Externalities: Tragedy of the Common Canal 2009
Beyond the Bottom Line: The Theoretical Goals of Moral Theorizing Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 2008
What if Kant Had Had a Cognitive Theory of the Emotions? Recht und Freiden in der Philosophie Kants 2008
Dominating Nature Environmental Values 2007
Rawls’s Paradox Constitutional Political Economy 2007
Modesty without Illusion Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 2007
Free Will in the Block Universe Philosophia 2007
Marijuana Social Issues in America 2006
Choice and Excellence: A Defense of Millian Individualism Social Theory and Practice 2005
Illiberal Liberals: Why 'High Liberalism' Is Not a Liberal View Review Journal of Political Philosophy 2004

David Schmidtz's Doctoral Students

Name Current Post Topic Year
Sameer Bajaj PhD Candidate Liberalism 2017
Dan Shahar University of Arizona The Ecology of Right Action 2016
John Thrasher Monash University Social Contract 2013
Daniel Silvermint University of Connecticut Oppression 2012
Chris Freiman William & Mary Moral Theory & Psychology 2010
Chris Brown National U of Singapore Kantian Virtue 2008
Matt Bedke University of British Columbia Normativity 2007
Jason Brennan Georgetown University Moral Theorizing 2007
Cara Nine University College Cork Morality of Borders 2005
Steve Scalet University of Baltimore Liberal Justice 1999
Rhonda Smith Air Force Academy Self-respect 1999
Linda Radzik Texas A&M University Normativity 1997
Lainie Ross University of Chicago Justice for Children 1996
Walter Glannon University of Calgary Free will 1995