Aims + Scope

Cosmos + Taxis is a joint initiative run under the auspices of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at The University of British Columbia and the Political Science Department at Simon Fraser University. All content is made freely available.

Cosmos + Taxis takes its name and inspiration from the Greek terms that F. A. Hayek famously invoked to connote the distinction between spontaneous orders and consciously planned orders.

Cosmos + Taxis publishes papers on complexity broadly conceived in a manner that is accessible to a multidisciplinary audience with particular emphasis on political economy and philosophy.

Cosmos + Taxis publishes a wide range of content: refereed articles, symposia, unrefereed though moderated discussion articles, literature surveys and reviews.

Cosmos + Taxis invites submissions on a wide range of topics concerned with the dilemma of upholding ethical norms while also being mindful of unintended consequences.

Cosmos + Taxis is not committed to any particular school of thought but has as its central interest any discussion that falls within the classical liberal tradition.