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040264 SE Philosophy and Economics (MA) (2020S)

Non-justificationism: The Rationality of Policy Measures

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 4 - Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 45 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 02.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 09.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 16.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 23.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 30.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 20.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 27.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 04.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 11.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 18.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 25.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 08.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 15.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 22.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 29.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 12 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Different (historical as well as contemporary) conceptions of rationality in philosophy and the social sciences will be discussed. One focus will be on non-justificationist approaches to rationality (Popper, Miller, Bartley).

Specific conceptions of rationality can imply or preclude specific standards for endorsing and evaluating policy measures.

Assessment and permitted materials

You have to attend the seminar on a regular basis in order to receive a positive grade. If so, grading will be as follows. (1) Participation in the discussions 35%. (2) Kick-off presentation 10%. (3) Brief weekly answers to assigned questions 20%. (4) Seminar paper 35%.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

(1) Provided you have done the required readings, almost any contribution to the discussions is welcome. This includes clarificatory questions. Answers probably not only help you but also other students. (2) Give one kick-off presentation (5-10 minutes) on the required readings for one meeting. In kick-off presentations, you should assume that everyone has read the text. You should briefly remind everyone of the gist of the text and then formulate circa 1-3 questions and/or (somewhat controversial) claims about the text with the aim of prompting a discussion. Alternatively, you can register for one of the slots in which you give a 'deepening' presentation (about 15min) on optional readings. (3) Hand in comments to the assigned questions for each meeting on a weekly basis by Sunday 6 p.m.. This usually amounts to a few keywords or sentences (at most 100 words). (4) Write a seminar paper of about 5000-6000 words. Do not write exclusively about the topic of the meeting in which you gave a presentation. If you discuss it together with the topic of another meeting, that's fine. Suggestions for your seminar paper can be provided in the course of the seminar.

Examination topics

Reading list

Will be provided via Moodle.

Association in the course directory

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