What to political theorists do? And why should political scientists care?

Event Date: 

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 12:30pm

Event Date Details: 

Lunch ProvidedEll

Event Location: 

  • Ellison Hall 3824 (Lane Rm)

David Wiens' research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of political philosophy, philosophy of social science, and political economy. Most of his current research explicates the ways in which political philosophy and political science are deeply integrated modes of inquiry. More generally, he is interested in the role of (formal and informal) models in philosophical and scientific inquiry, and in sorting out what we can learn about the nature and value of justice from models of collective choice, social bargaining, and institutional development.

Before arriving at UCSD, Professor Wiens was Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Philosophy at the Australian National University.