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 was 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
Voting: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly The Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy 2018
The Demographic Objection to Epistocracy Res Publica 2018
Voting: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly The Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy 2018
Moral Parity between State and Non-State Actors Routledge Handbook of Anarchy 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
Epistemic Democracy Routledge Handbook of Applied Epistemology 2018
The Myths of the Self-Ownership Thesis The Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism 2017
The Myths of the Self-Ownership Thesis The Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism 2017
What virtue ethics can learn from utilitarianism The Cambridge Companion to Utilitarianism 2014
Virtue ethics, happiness, and the good life The Cambridge Companion to Virtue Ethics 2013
Phronesis and the Virtues Cambridge Companion to Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics 2012
Aristotelian Virtue Theory: After the Person-Situation Debate Special issue of International Journal of Philosophical Studies 2012
Embodiment and Self-Ownership Social Philosophy and Policy 2010
Water Externalities: Tragedy of the Common Canal 2009
Water Externalities: Tragedy of the Common Canal 2009
That “Ought” Does Not Imply “Right”: Why It Matters for Virtue Ethics The Southern Journal of Philosophy 2008

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
Rhonda Smith Air Force Academy Self-respect 1999
Steve Scalet University of Baltimore Liberal Justice 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