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180113 SE Practical Rationality (2022S)

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

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Details

max. 30 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

This seminar will be held on Tuesdays from 9.45-11.15 AM. The first meeting is in the second week of the semesters. The meetings will initially held via Zoom. Later in-person teaching is planned.

Tuesday 08.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 15.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 22.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 29.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 05.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 26.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 03.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 10.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 17.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 24.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 31.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 14.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 21.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien
Tuesday 28.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3D, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. III/3. Stock, 1010 Wien

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course focuses philosophically on the question of rational choice. After (1) an introduction and (2) a first overview over rational choice (J. Elster, The Nature and Scope of Rational Choice Explanations) we discuss (3) the assumption that all actions have reasons (R. Hursthouse, Arational Action), (4) the causal theory of action (Harry Frankfurt, The Problem of Action) and (5) the status of reasons as internal to the agent’s motivational set (B. Williams, Internal and External Reasons). We then turn to debates that are more specific to the philosophy of economics, such as (6, 7) the role of commitment in action (A. Sen, Rational Fools; B. Verbeek, Counter-Preferential Choice), (8) the (alleged) irrationality of frames (Kahnemann/Tversky), (9) The Problem of Cooperation (E. Anderson), (10) Team Thinking (R. Sugden), and (11) Gender and Rationality (K. Jones). This is followed by (12) a concluding discussion.

Assessment and permitted materials

Mandatory participation in the meetings (max. 1 absence)
Active participation in the discussion
10 Discussion inputs
(Co-) Moderation of one Session

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Active participation in the discussion (20%)
10 Discussion inputs (60%)
(Co-) Moderation of one Session (20%)

Examination topics

Content of the course

Reading list

All assigned readings will be made available via Moodle.

Association in the course directory

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