Geoffrey Brennan

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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.

Trained as an economist, Brennan has collaborated extensively with Nobel Prize winner James M. Buchanan and became the first non-American president of the Public Choice Society in 2002.

Brennan has published widely on rational actor theory, philosophy, and economics, and sits on the editorial board of the academic journal Representation.[1] 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).

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  1. ^ "Representation". editorial board. Taylor & Francis. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 

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