Philosophical Questions in the Study of Politics and Economics

Our aim in this module is to consider some of the big philosophical questions underlyingsocial sciences. Economics and politics raise both deep philosophical questions about society and subjectivity –for example: Who gets what? Who rules whom? Who, or what, decides? In this module we will investigate avariety of methods that attempt to address these questions, and what answers might be possible. In sum, theaim is to examine methods and assumptions across central movements in the social sciences, politics andeconomics, from a philosophical perspective – to see the troubles and possibilities in each.