PPE II: Capstone Course (PHIL 698.001/POLI 698.001/ECON 698.001)

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Instructor: Geoff Brennan. This course meets Tuesdays from 3:45PM – 6:15PM in Caldwell 213.

Prerequisite, PHIL 384.  The capstone seminar in PPE is a chance to take some of the tools and concepts you’ve acquired in previous courses and apply them to specific topics, including: the moral foundations of cost-benefit analysis in public policy, the moral justification of markets, the relationship between wealth and happiness, the economics of sex, marriage and babies, and the moral, political, and economic dimensions of climate change. Each week will feature a different topic, and the final four weeks will be devoted to student presentations.

This course is cross-listed with POLI 698 and ECON 698.

Permission of the instructor is required for enrollment.

This course does not satisfy any general education requirements.

Geoff Brennan’s webpage