Philosophy

Course Code :1201TEWVSG
Study domain:Philosophy and Ethics
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:30
Credits:3
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Hendrik Opdebeeck

3. Course contents *

First of all, a systematic overview is given of the most important philosophical thinkers and movements. Those that are most relevant to economic issues are dealt with in greater detail. Therefore, special thematic attention is given to how the Greek concept of 'oikonomia' evolved to the current concept of economy, to the distinction between positive and normative economy, to the philosophical origin of instrumentalism, utilitarianism and rationality in economy, and to the philosophical roots of economic globalisation.Particular attention is also given to what prominent philosophers have to say about economically important concepts such as needs, work, power and justice.