David Schmidtz

  • Discipline: Philosophy
  • Organization: University of Arizona

David Schmidtz is Kendrick Professor of Philosophy, joint Professor of Economics, and founding Director of the Center for Philosophy of Freedom at the University of Arizona. He is author of Rational Choice and Moral Agency (Princeton University Press), Elements of Justice (Cambridge University Press), and Person, Polis, Planet (Oxford University Press). He and fellow IHS alum Jason Brennan just published A Brief History of Liberty (Blackwell). His articles have appeared in Journal of Philosophy, Ethics, and Political Theory. As of 2010, over four dozen have been (or are in the process of being) reprinted. He has lectured at over 50 universities, in 20 countries, on six continents, and in 2003 was the first recipient of the Institute for Humane Studies' Charles G. Koch alumnus of the year award.