Economy, Society, and Morality in Eighteenth-Century Thought

POLSCI 675S

Explorations of 18th-century topics with a modern counterpart, chiefly (a) self-interest, liberal society, and economic incentive; and (b) the passions, sociality, civic virtue, common moral sensibilities, and the formation of taste and opinion. Original texts: for example, Bacon, Newton, Shaftesbury, Mandeville, Hutcheson, Hume, Smith, Hogarth, Burke, Cato's Letters, Federalist Papers, Jane Austen. Stress on integrating economic and political science perspectives. Open only to seniors majoring in either political science or economics. Not open to students who have had ECON 312. Prerequisites: ECON 205D and ECON 210D. One course / 3 units.

Crosslisting Numbers: 

ECON 547S

Curriculum Codes: 

R, SS