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180098 VO A History of Economic Thought: Economic Theories and Methodological Positions (2020S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie

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Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 02.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 09.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 16.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 23.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 30.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 20.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 27.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 04.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 11.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 18.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 25.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 08.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 15.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 22.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock
Monday 29.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1.Stock

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Aims and Content
The aim of this course is to introduce students to the history of economic thought. Although historically oriented, this course is mainly analytical and discusses the development of economic ideas by analyzing problem situations, problems and proposed solutions as well as resulting controversies. However, this course also investigates methodological and epistemological positions since the attempt to find satisfactory solutions for open problems in economic theory frequently resulted in methodological debates such as discussions regarding the satisfactory structure of social science explanations. Diligent students will learn to make sense of and evaluate the historical background as well as the performance of theories, the main criticisms and later developments of those controversies which implicitly still cover much ground in temporary discussions.

Methods
Teaching consists of one unbroken 90-minute seminar; discussion of different text passages which students are invited to prepare on the basis of questions distributed in advance for every lecture.

Assessment and permitted materials

In order to complete that course students are required to discuss all questions in writing and hand them in by the end of the term. Also they are invited to contribute in a lively manner to discussions at all classes.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

In order to complete that course students are required to discuss all questions in writing and hand them in by the end of the term. Also they are invited to contribute in a lively manner to discussions at all classes. The quality of answers will be evaluated on the basis of completeness, clarity of argument, logical reasoning and precision. Answers have to be formulated in complete sentences and are not acceptable if stated in keywords only. Grades will be jointly determined in individual meetings on the basis the written answers handed in by the student.

Examination topics

problems, problem situations and suggested solution discussed in the lecture.

Reading list

M. BLAUG, Economic Theory in Retrospect, Cambridge 1978 (und spätere Auflagen)
Karl R. Popper, The Logic of Scientific Discovery, Hutchinson, London 1959 (first English edition; later editions are published by Routledge); secs: 1 – 18; any edition can be read.
Karl R. Popper, The Two Fundamental Problems of the Theory of Knowledge, Routledge, London 2011
Karl R. Popper, The Poverty of Historicism, Routledge Kegan & Paul, London 1957 (first English edition; later editions are published by Routledge) any edition can be read.
Selected chapters and supplementary readings will be announced in due course.

Association in the course directory

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