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PhD Summer school

PhD Summer school: Ethics and Economics

Datum/Tijd
Date(s) - 27/08/2018 - 31/08/2018
Hele dag

Locatie
Hotel De Rooi Pannen

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The Dutch Research School of Philosophy (OZSW) and Tilburg University invite PhD students to participate in the PhD Summer School: Ethics and Economics.

Topic

Should everyone get an unconditional basic income? Can wages be just? Is inheritance morally permissible? How should externalities such as environmental pollution be regulated? Questions of ethics and economics are systematically at the forefront of contemporary academic and public debates. Although many of these questions are not new, they are of renewed and pressing interest following increased awareness of the negative repercussions of growing wealth inequality, climate change, and globalization. The purpose of this summer school is to analyze these questions from the perspective of moral and political philosophy. We will, firstly, discuss how some of the main approaches in moral and political philosophy can be used to analyze key economic institutions such as the market, the firm, and the tax system. We will, secondly, reflect on how economists, legal scholars, political scientists, and philosophers can fruitfully work together on topics in the field of ethics and economics.

Aim / objective

This is a high-level course on ethics and economics. It is expected that participants already have some background in moral and political philosophy. The goals of the course are fourfold:

  1. Gaining a deeper understanding of some of the main approaches in moral and political philosophy and how these can be used to analyze economic institutions such as the market, the firm, and the tax system.
  2. Reflecting on how economists, legal scholars, political scientists, and philosophers can fruitfully work together on topics in the field of ethics and economics.
  3. Learning how to present one’s research orally and in writing.
  4. Meeting other PhD students working in the field of ethics and economics, broadly conceived.

For further information on the program, cost and application, visit the Dutch Research School of Philosophy (OZSW) website.

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