• Department of Political Economy and Moral Science banner
  • The PPEL major assures students of small seminar-like classes taught by top UA faculty

Faculty

  • faculty

News

  • Alumni

Publications

  • Publications

Welcome

The Department of Political Economy & Moral Science offers an outstanding and rigorous undergraduate major in Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law. We are building a diverse interdisciplinary community of innovative philosophers, political scientists and economists to work on both theoretical and practical problems, including the relation of moral norms and markets, the evolution of social cooperation, self-organization and social complexity, justice, democracy and diversity,  as well as social and environmental policy.  The idea of "moral science" we trace back to Hume: normative inquiry has to begin with what humans and their social ways of living are really like.

News

PPEL 2019 Applications

Applications for advanced standing in PPEL starting in September 2019 will be accepted this March. The PPEL program anticpates an increased intake... read more

U of A ranks #1 in Political Philosophy

We are delighted to be closely associated with the truly outstadning Arizona Department of Philosophy. The annual Philosophical Gourmet Report... read more

Vernon Smith joins Political Economy and Moral Science as a Research Professor

We are honored to announce that Nobel Laureate Vernon L. Smith is joining our Department as a Research Professor.  Professor Smith was a mentor of... read more

Contact Us

Contact Info

Department of Political Economy & Moral Science
1145 E. South Campus Dr., Room 213
P.O. Box 210027
Tucson, AZ 85721

Email: moralscience@email.arizona.edu
Tel: (520) 621-3129
Fax: (520) 626-8361

 

Center Director

Head: 
Jerry Gaus
 

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Michael Gill