PPE 400 - Seminar in Political Economy
Section: 001
Term: WN 2019
Subject: Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Requirements & Distribution:
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Enforced Prerequisites:
PPE 300 with at least a C-.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Completion of distribution requirements for PPE concentration.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

In this class, we consider the ethics and efficacy of international aid. Our primary focus is on the moral question of whether we have a duty to aid the global poor. However, if, as many philosophers have recently argued, moral ideals ought to be “feasible”, then answering the moral questions about our duty toward the global poor depends crucially on whether aiding the global poor is something that we can actually do. In an attempt to determine whether this is the case, we also consider the economic, political, and psychological factors that influence the efficacy of international aid.

Intended Audience:

Senior PPE majors

Class Format:

seminar style

PPE 400 - Seminar in Political Economy
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Liberalism
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