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Courses - Fall 2021
PHPE
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
PHPE408E
Advanced Topics in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics; The Ethics of Markets
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Cross-listed with PHIL408E. Credit only granted for PHPE408E or PHIL408E.

Markets are pervasive throughout our lives, but we rarely think about them from an ethical perspective. This course examines questions at the intersection of ethics and markets. It asks questions like: what is the extent of permissible market exchange? What sorts of things can be bought and sold on the market? Do markets corrupt our morals? Do markets presuppose certain morals? Does trade between nations lead to tolerance? What are the social responsibilities of business?