J2240x1488 00774S.M. Amadae graduated with a PhD from the University of California–Berkeley and currently holds appointments at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Helsinki.  Previously Amadae has held appointments at Cambridge University, the London School of Economics, the University of British Columbia Vancouver, the New School, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, the Central European University and TOSU.

Amadae works on the foundations of liberalism and the philosophy of political economy and has also contributed articles to the Journal of Economic Methodology, History of European Ideas, Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science, Economics and Philosophy, the American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Ethics, and Idealistic Studies.


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Rationalizing Capitalist Democracy: The Cold War Origins of Rational Choice Liberalism
In Rationalizing Capitalist Democracy, S. M. Amadae tells the remarkable story of how rational choice theory rose from obscurity to become the intellectual bulwark of capitalist democracy.

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New
Prisoners of Reason: Game Theory and Neoliberal Political Economy
Is capitalism inherently predatory? Must there be winners and losers? Is public interest outdated and free-riding rational? Is consumer choice the same as self-determination?

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Forthcoming
Prosperity and the Rule of Law: Justice Counts
Examines counting practices throughout political economy, which rely on formal mathematics as an ideal rule following exercise. Those who can count together are able to achieve mutual prosperity.

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