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PHIL 362 History and Philosophy of Economics from Aristotle to Adam Smith

The development of economic thought from Aristotle to Adam Smith, focusing primarily on the conceptual foundations of economics, particularly the problems of value, distribution, and economic growth.

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Credits: 3

Equivalents: ECON 318

Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
PHIL 362 001Lecture1 Tue Thu15:3017:00

This course is cross-listed with ECON 318 001. Students can register in either section. We will trace the development of economic thought from Aristotle to Malthus, also reading brief excerpts from the work of Aquinas, Mun, Locke, and Quesnay. We will read, in more depth, the writings of David Hume and Adam Smith, and acquire a broader context from Albert O. Hirschmans account of the philosophical justification for capitalism.