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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18


GOVT 86.07 Morality of Capitalism

Is capitalism moral? Do the qualities of character that conduce to success in a capitalist economy also contribute to becoming a good person? Are the goals of a capitalism economy primarily material (the production of wealth), or should capitalist markets also aim to elicit, recognize, and reward admirable qualities of mind and character? Readings will be drawn from the history of moral and political thought, including Machiavelli, Locke, and Smith. Topics will also include contemporary controversies such as commodification and the distribution of income. Assignments will include short papers, presentations, and a long paper. A background in political philosophy (such as Gov 6) will be very helpful.

Instructor

Muirhead

Distributive and/or World Culture

Dist:TMV; WCult:W

The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.

Offered

Not Offered in AY 2017-2018. May be offered in AY 2018-2019.