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Geoffrey Brennan (born September 15, 1944) is an Australian philosopher. He is a professor of philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a professor of political science at Duke University. When not teaching in the US Brennan is a faculty member in the Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS) at the Australian National University.
Brennan has published widely on rational actor theory, philosophy, and economics, and sits on the editorial board of the academic journal Representation. He has held academic positions in several related departments at Australia National University and Virginia Tech. With Loren Lomasky he is winner of the American Philosophical Association's Gregory Kavka Prize in Political Philosophy for the paper "Is There a Duty to Vote?"
Brennan is a golfer, and a semi-professional singer (for some years a national recitalist with the ABC).
Bibliography of works
- The Power to Tax (1980) (with James M. Buchanan)
- The Reason of Rules (1985) (with James M. Buchanan)
- Democracy and Decision: The Pure Theory of Electoral Preference (Cambridge University Press, 1993) (with Loren Lomasky).
- Politics and Process: New Essays in Democratic Theory (Cambridge University Press 1989) (ed., with Loren Lomasky).
- Democratic Devices and Desires (2000) (with Alan Hamlin)
- The Economy of Esteem (2004) (with Philip Pettit)
- Collected Works of James Buchanan (ed., with Hartmut Kliemt and Robert Tollison)
- "Representation". editorial board. Taylor & Francis. Retrieved 19 August 2013.
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