Philosophy Politics & Economics Network


What we call political economy was the turf of philosophers such as Adam Smith during the Scottish Enlightenment but because of increasing specialization came to be regarded as interdisciplinary, and largely fell between the departmental cracks.

Today new programs in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics are emerging as fields of undergraduate and graduate study.

We at applaud this development and expect these programs to help us reconnect to big questions about the human condition that once animated the study of political economy by philosophers and social scientists (regardless of departmental affiliation!) in the academy and in the public arena.