Topics in the History of Philosophy: Justice & Political Economy

A black stencil of Mary Wollstonecraft painted on a white wall.

A black stencil of Mary Wollstonecraft painted on a wall in London, England. Wollstonecraft's "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman" is an assigned reading that examines how political economy is connected to the history of gender oppression. (Image courtesy of London Permaculture on flickr. License CC BY-NC-SA.)

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MIT Course Number

24.201

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Spring 2016

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Description

Course Description

This course will provide a selective historical survey of some philosophical approaches to questions of political economy and justice. Political economy is the integrated study of the relationships of government, political processes, property, production, markets, trade, and distribution from the standpoint of assessing these arrangements with respect to human welfare and justice.

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Sally Haslanger, and Rachel McKinney. 24.201 Topics in the History of Philosophy: Justice & Political Economy. Spring 2016. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.


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