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eBook On Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (Wadsworth Philosophical Topics) epub
  • ISBN: 0495008982
  • Author: Gerald F. Gaus
  • Genre: Other
  • Subcategory: Humanities
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 1 edition (November 21, 2007)
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • ePUB size: 1550 kb
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Philosophy, politics and economics or politics, philosophy, and economics (PPE) is an interdisciplinary undergraduate or postgraduate degree which combines study from three disciplines. The first institution to offer degrees in PPE was the University of Oxford in the 1920s.

On Philosophy, Politics and Economics is an introductory text covering the basics of instrumental rationality, utility theory, game theory, axiomatic social choice theory and public choice theory. It is ideally suited to introductory courses on political economy and ppe programs, as well as advanced undergraduate social and political philosophy courses. The presentation is non-mathematical. On Philosophy, Politics, and Economics does not presuppose background in economics, and so is ideal for non-economists interested in formal analyses of social and political interaction.THE WADSWORTH PHILOSOPHICAL TOPICS SERIES presents readers with concise, timely, and insightful introductions to a variety of traditional and contemporary philosophical subjects. With this series, students of philosophy will be able to discover the richness of philosophical inquiry across a wide array of concepts, including hallmark philosophical themes and themes typically underrepresented in mainstream philosophy publishing. Written by a distinguished list of scholars who have garnered particular recognition for their excellence in teaching, this series presents the vast sweep of today's philosophical exploration in highly accessible and affordable volumes. These books will prove valuable to philosophy teachers and their students as well as to other readers who share a general interest in philosophy.
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Danrad
Broadly speaking, there are two kinds of books that introduce the reader to an unfamiliar field: those that give a bland overview of the main theories and concepts in the field, and those that show - through illustrations and arguments - why these concepts are important. Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) falls into the second category. Since Amazon doesn't list the table of contents, here is a brief account of what's inside:

In the opening chapter, Gaus distinguishes economic accounts of rational action from instrumental, or goal-oriented, rationality.

The second chapter covers utility theory, which is the foundation of the economic approach to social and political behavior.

In the third chapter, Gaus explains and illustrates the predominant conception of economic efficiency, "Pareto efficiency," which holds that an exchange is efficient if no party is made worse off, and at least one party is better off (by their own judgments). Gaus argues that economists favor free markets because, in the absence of externalities (or third-party affects), free exchanges produce efficient outcomes. You have tacos, I have pizza, we both have a decreasing marginal appetite for the food we already have, so we trade.

In chapter four Gaus tackles game theory. Philosophers and social scientists are captivated by the Prisoners' Dilemma (PD), Gaus claims, primarily because it is an instance of individually rational behavior leading to Pareto inferior (or inefficient) results. One of the most interesting parts of the book is Gaus's argument that the elusive attempt to 'solve' the PD stems from the fact that we are tempted to look at the game from the standpoint of people who cannot in fact be modeled by it.

In the fifth chapter, Gaus introduces social choice theory, which investigates the extent to which political decision procedures can transform diverse individual preferences into socially desirable outcomes. This is the most technical chapter of the book, but may be quite useful to students of political science.

The final chapter introduces Public Choice Theory, which uses the economic model of rational choice to explain the behavior of individual voters and politicians. The Public Choice approach raises (and Gaus discusses) a number of important questions: If voters are utility maximizers, and voting typically brings negative expected returns, why do people vote in large elections? If politicians seek votes from constituents with a wide range of preferences, why do they end up pitching such similar platforms?

All in all, this is a fine book. For the student of politics and philosophy, it introduces utility theory, and explains the many surprising and important ways in which it can be used to illuminate social and political behavior. For the professional, PPE achieves a few goals: first, it provides a fresh overview of some central concepts associated with the economic approach to politics; second, it unifies a number of apparently disparate traditions of political analysis under the theme of Pareto efficiency; finally, it offers a tentative defense of the economic approach to politics.
6snake6
this book is perfect for one that has minimal knowledge in the domain of today's concepts of rationality. analyzing from an economical point of view social choice theory and today's instrumental actions, this book is a must for understanding how the economic model reached all the strata of today's thinking, from politics (game theory) to philosophy(the concept of reason in itself).
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