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180093 SE Reading Seminar in Philosophy and Economics (2019W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Continuous assessment of course work

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max. 30 participants
Language: English

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 07.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 14.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 21.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 28.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 04.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 11.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 18.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 25.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 02.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 09.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 16.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 13.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 20.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Monday 27.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

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Aims, contents and method of the course

In this class students will come to grips with the liberal ideal as presented in F. A. Hayek's piece: "The Constitution of Liberty." At the end of the term, students will be able to articulate the main logic behind Hayek's theory and to elaborate on concepts that are central to it. In addition, they should be in a position to critically evaluate a significant subset of his normative and positive claims.

In preparation of each seminar, students will read the assigned core text and, occasionally, relevant scientific publications that will be made available in due time. They will also be expected to complete short, weekly homeworks and to give one presentation during the term. Students should be prepared to briefly explain their homework submission in class.

Assessment and permitted materials

Each of the 13 weekly homeworks will enable the student to earn up to 2 points out of a 100 for the course. A submission of all homeworks will earn the student 4 bonus points. A submission of all but one homeworks will earn the student 2 bonus points.

The presentation will enable the student to earn up to 14 points out of a 100.

The term paper will enable the student to earn up to 60 points out of a 100.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The grading will then be as follows:
85-104 points, 1
70-85 points, 2
60-70 points , 3
50-60 points, 4
less than 50 points, 5.

A positive evaluation requires students to achieve a pass grade (4) and to actively attend the seminar. Two unauthorized absences will be excused.

Examination topics

Part I - Freedom and Knowledge
(The Constitution of Liberty - Chapters 1 and 2)
Economics and Knowledge, F. A. Hayek, Economica (1937), 4(13), 33-54.
The Use of Knowledge in Society, F. A. Hayek, AER (1945), 35(4), 519-530.

Part II - Spontaneous Order, Morals, Responsibility, and Value
(The Constitution of Liberty - Chapters 4 to 6)
Two Concepts of Rules, John Rawls, The Philosophical Review (1955), 64 (1), pp. 3-32

Part III - Coercion, the State, and the Rule of Law
(The Constitution of Liberty - Chapters 9, 10, 14, and 15)

Part IV - Applying Hayekian Views to Economic Policy
(The Constitution of Liberty - Chapters 17 to 24)

Reading list

Main text: F. A. Hayek, "The Constitution of Liberty: The Definitive Edition," University of Chicago Press, 2011. Editor: Ronald Hamowy.

Students are expected to purchase the book before the start of the second week.

Further readings will be made available on MOODLE in due time. All assigned readings will be in English.

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