PPE 400 - Seminar in Political Economy
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Enforced Prerequisites:
PPE 300 with at least a C-.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Completion of distribution requirements for PPE concentration.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

The theme for this seminar is work. We will be examining the political ideas underlying different modes of workplace governance, the division of labor, the work ethic, critiques of contemporary work, post-work ideals, and institutions to support ideals of meaningful work and post-work. Questions to be explored include: What is it for labor to be free? What rights should workers have in the workplace? Should the workplace be governed democratically? What is meaningful work? Does the work ethic make sense if jobs get replaced by automation? Readings will draw from both historical and contemporary thinkers, and tie together philosophy, economics, sociology, and management theory.

Course Requirements:

Students will write 2 blog posts, write 2 5-page papers based on their blog posts, comment on others' posts, and undertake a major research project to be executed in several graded stages, culminating in a 15-page final paper

Schedule

PPE 400 - Seminar in Political Economy
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
23313
Open
1
2PPE SENIORS
-
TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM

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