The open society as a rule-based order


  • Gerald Gaus University of Arizona, United States



Gerald Gaus, Deirdre McCloskey, Bourgeois Equality

Author Biography

Gerald Gaus, University of Arizona, United States

Gerald Gaus is the James E. Rogers professor of philosophy at the University of Arizona, where he directs the program in philosophy, politics, economics & law. He is also a faculty in the Center for the Philosophy of Freedom. His books include Value and justification (Cambridge University Press, 1990), Justificatory liberalism (Oxford University Press, 1996) and The order of public reason (Cambridge University Press, 2011). His most recent book is The tyranny of the ideal: justice in a diverse society (Princeton University Press, 2016). He is currently writing a book, An evolving moral order: Hayekian social philosophy for the twenty-first century to be published by Oxford University Press. His papers can be found at




How to Cite

Gaus, G. (2016). The open society as a rule-based order. Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics, 9(2), 1–13.