A Case for Incorporating Moral Philosophy in an Economics Curriculum

TitleA Case for Incorporating Moral Philosophy in an Economics Curriculum
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsBarrera, A
JournalTeaching Ethics: The Journal of the Society for Ethics across the Curriculum
Date PublishedSpring 2003
PublisherSociety for Ethics Across the Curriculum
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number15444031
Keywordsbusiness , Pedagogical Materials
AbstractThe author answers the questionof whether economics majors ought to be knowledgeable about the interface of economics and moral philosophy. He proposes that there are ample arguments to support such a claim. In addition, he notes the increasing interest and concern over this question as evidenced in recent books, in a new interdisciplinary courses on economics and ethics, and in innovative academic initiatives such as the Yale Program on Law, Economics and Ethics. These efforts should not come as a surprise since much of economic analysis is undertaken with some policy or normative issue in mind.
NotesCover Date: Spring 2003.Source Info: 3(2), 41-58. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 39-1. Subject: CURRICULUM; ECONOMICS; EDUCATION; MARKET; MORAL THEORY. Update Code: 20090226.
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