Ethics and Economics (PHIL 364)

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Instructor: Daniel Moseley. This course meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1:00 – 1:50 p.m. in Caldwell 105.

This course examines philosophical issues at the intersection of ethics and economics. The course begins by examining general concepts that are central to economic and ethical thought: rationality, value and obligation. The second phase of the course examines the process and ethics of wealth development and the role of liberty in that process. The third phase of the course looks at a range of ethical issues facing the role of markets in contemporary life: the collapse of finance in 2008, exploitation and the possibility of universal basic income grants. It is strongly suggested that students have taken at least one course in ethics (PHIL 160, 163 or 170). One course in economics would also provide helpful background.

Daniel Moseley’s webpage