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180087 SE Introduction to Topics and Methods in Philosophy and Economics (2019W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


max. 30 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Mittwoch 09.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Mittwoch 16.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Mittwoch 23.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Mittwoch 30.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Mittwoch 06.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Mittwoch 13.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Mittwoch 20.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Mittwoch 27.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Mittwoch 04.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Mittwoch 11.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Mittwoch 08.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Mittwoch 15.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Mittwoch 22.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Mittwoch 29.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This seminar introduces students to topics and skills central to the Philosophy and Economics MA Programme. We will study the three sub-fields of philosophy and economics:
- Philosophy, History, and Methodology of Economics,
- Rationality and Decision-Making, and
- Ethics, Welfare, and Justice.

Throughout the seminar, we will practice research skills such as
- formulating research questions and plans,
- orally presenting ideas,
- searching, managing, and referencing literature,
- writing research paper outlines and abstracts,
- explaining technical economics concepts in non-technical language,
- using economics concepts to illuminate philosophical ideas.

At the end of the seminar, you will be able to explain central themes in the three sub-fields of philosophy and economics, and will have developed your abilities in the above research skills, thereby preparing your for advanced work in philosophy and economics.

The seminar is taught and assessed in English, and will feature extensive small group discussions. In preparation of each seminar, you will read the assigned core text/material and complete some short preparatory reading tasks and other research exercises on Moodle. After each seminar, you will complete additional exercises to put what you have learned to practice.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

The seminar is assessed through two written assignments, a presentation, and the weekly preparation and post-seminar tasks:

1) A term paper outline of 300-400 words (including bibliography), in which you propose an essay topic and structured outline on any topic from the seminar. Weight: 10%. Deadline: January 16, 2019, 23:59.
2) A term paper of 1500-1700 words (including bibliography), on any topic from the seminar. The essay may, but need not, follow the essay outline or tackle the outline topic. Weight: 40%. Deadline: February 28, 2020, 23:59.
3) A very short presentation (5-7 minutes) in which you explain an idea of the week's seminar material and raise and explain a discussion question about it. Sign-up for presentation dates will be on Moodle, in some weeks, we will have two presentations and it is up to presenters to divide up the material. There are no presentations in the first session. Weight: 20%. For students who for good reason are unable to give a presentation, a short written assignment is possible as well. If you think this might apply to you, please get in touch at felix.pinkert@univie.ac.at.
4) Weekly tasks, which come in two flavours: a) preparation tasks before each seminar. These are marked for completeness, not for correctness: what matters here is that you have seriously thought about the tasks and prepared for the seminar. b) post-seminar tasks in which you practise skills discussed in the seminar. These tasks are marked for how well you have implemented what you have learned in the seminar. Weight of all tasks combined: 30%. Deadline: Each teaching week 3pm on the day before the seminar, for the tasks in preparation of that seminar as well as the post-seminar tasks of the previous week.

The paper outline and paper are to be submitted on Moodle, preferably as pdf file, with all identifying information (name, student ID) in the text, file name, and file metadata removed to facilitate anonymous marking. Delayed submissions get a marking penalty of +0.2 for each day (24h) of lateness. If your submission is delayed for reasons outside of your control, e.g. illness, please contact me via email as soon as possible.

I will only look at and mark assessments after the deadline, irrespective of how early you submit, and will then mark them within four weeks. If you need your mark earlier, e.g. if you are on an exchange semester, please explicitly request this by email to felix.pinkert@univie.ac.at

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

A positive evaluation requires that you achieve a pass grade (4) in all assessment components, and that you actively attend the seminar. Two unauthorized absences will be excused. A pass grade in the weekly tasks requires a pass average and that the tasks have been completed on time for at least 60% of the seminars. Delayed completion due to certified circumstances beyond your control, e.g. illness, are exempt.


You can write your paper outline and paper on any topics linked to the seminar themes and texts. You are encouraged to develop your own research topics, and to consult with me on your writing plans.


The reading list and all materials and questions are posted on Moodle.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:21