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Instructor: Kirun Sankaran. This course meets MW 5:20 – 6:35 p.m. via remote synchronous (RS) instruction.

This course is the capstone of the PPE sequence. It will be run like a graduate seminar, and is designed to examine advanced issues further equip you with tools at the intersection of politics, philosophy and economics. The specific focus of the course will be on models and their use in both philosophy and social science. How do models help economists, political scientists, and philosophers think about important descriptive and normative issues? What’s the relationship between models and reality? Should models be “realistic” or can they have false assumptions?


Prerequisite: PHIL/POLI/ECON 384.

This course is for graduating senior PPE minors who have taken the 384 Gateway course and have taken (or are taking) all other courses necessary to complete the PPE minor.

Permission is required to enroll in this course, and our PPE Administrators are here to help! Please email them at for registration assistance.