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Encyclopedia > David Schweickart

David Schweickart is an American mathematician and philosopher. He holds a BS in Mathematics from University of Dayton, a PhD in Mathematics from University of Virginia, and a PhD in Philosophy from Ohio State University. He currently is Professor of Philospohy at Loyola University, Chicago. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Euclid, detail from The School of Athens by Raphael. ... The University of Dayton is a private Catholic university operated by the Society of Mary located in Dayton, Ohio. ... Doctor of Philosophy, or Ph. ... Website Virginia. ... The Philosopher (detail), by Rembrandt Philosophy is a study that includes diverse subfields such as aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, logic, and metaphysics. ... The Ohio State University is currently the third largest university in the United States and currently ranked by US News and World Report as the best public university in Ohio and the twenty-first best public university in the nation. ... A professor (Latin: one who claims publicly to be an expert) (or prof for short) is a senior teacher, lecturer and/or researcher usually employed by a college or university. ... This article or section contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ...


He has taught at Loyola since 1975. He was a Visiting Professor of Mathematics at the University of Kentucky from 1969 to 1970, and a Visiting Professor of Philosophy at the University of New Hampshire from 1986 to 1987. He has also lectured in Spain, Cuba, El Salvador, Italy, and the Czech Republic, as well as throughout the United States. 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... The University of Kentucky (also as UK or simply Kentucky) is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... University of New Hampshire (UNH) is a public university in the University System of New Hampshire (USNH). ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In After Capitalism and other works Schweickart has developed the model of market socialism he refers to as Economic Democracy. Market socialism is an economic system in which the means of production are owned by the workers in each company (meaning in general that profits in each company are distributed between them: profit sharing) and the production is not centrally planned but mediated through the market. ... Economic Democracy is David Schweickarts term for a form of market socialism that embodies three key ideas: Democratic management of each productive enterprise by the workers Democratic management of capital investment by a form of public banking A (mostly) free market for goods, raw materials, instruments of production, etc. ...


In 1999 Schweickart was named Faculty Member of the Year at Loyola University in Chicago. 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


Published Works

  • After Capitalism (Rowman and Littlefield, 2002)
  • Market Socialism: The Debate Among Socialists, coauthored with Bertell Ollman, Hillel Ticktin and James Lawler (Routledge, 1998)
  • Against Capitalism (Cambridge University Press, 1993) [Spanish translation, 1997; Chinese translation, 2003])
  • Capitalism or Worker Control? An Ethical and Economic Appraisal (Praeger, 1980)

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