Fall/Winter Timetable

POL2019H5F L0101

Moral Reason and Economic History


This course looks at what some of the ‘great’ philosophers have said about economics, and what some of the ‘great’ economists have said about moral philosophy. The course is modeled after Hegel’s approach in The Philosophy of History. We study the interaction between consciousness and material circumstances in the origins of capitalism. Thinkers discussed include Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Calvin, Smith, Kant, Hegel, Marx, and Lukacs.


R.J. Sullivan, Introduction to Kant’s Ethics;
Shlomo Avineri, Hegel’s Theory of the Modern State;
Shlomo Avineri, Social and Political Thought of Karl Marx

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