PHIL/POLI/ECON 384.004 – Gateway to Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

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Instructor: Ian Cruise. This course meets TR 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in GL 302.

This course is an introduction to issues at the intersection of philosophy, politics, and economics.  Roughly the first third of the course will be devoted to learning about the economic way of thinking.  We will study utility theory, efficiency, game theory, social choice theory, and public choice theory.  In the rest of the course, we will discuss a variety of topics of interest to those who study each of the three disciplines, including property, justice, liberty, voting, and markets.  The goal of this class is not only to introduce students to the content of the course, but also to help students to learn to read for, reconstruct, and critically engage with arguments.  These skills are important not only in this class, but also in civic life more generally.

Recommended prerequisite: 1 ECON course.

All seats reserved for declared PPE minors. To officially declare the PPE minor, please make an appointment with your academic advisor, or stop by drop in hours (more info here).