Class Restriction And Registration Summary


CNST 20402 - Section 01: Markets & Morality (CRN 17927)

Course Description:
In many ways we live in an age dominated by markets. Rather than relying upon the whip of authoritarianism or the yoke of tradition, markets purport to efficiently allocate resources simply by allowing each person to pursue his or her own advantage. Markets, it is said, best satisfy preferences, increase overall happiness, and can solve various social problems. The seeming success of markets has led to "market thinking" permeating many fields - from public policy, to law, to philosophy. Yet markets and market thinking are not without their critics. In this course, we will examine moral and political issues as they relate to markets. Some of the issues we will examine include: Are there things that should not be for sale at any price? How do markets affect freedom? What is the relationship between markets and justice? Does one have a right to property? Do markets presuppose a particular moral framework? Does having more options make us happier? In the course of examining these issues, it is hoped that you 1) develop certain philosophical skills such as the careful analysis of texts and arguments, and 2) develop your own views on these issues.

Associated Term: Fall Semester 2015
Campus: Main
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course may not be repeated

Must be enrolled in one of the following Minor(s):
Constitutional Studies (MCTS)
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:
Employee Non-Degree (EM) ,  St. Mary's College (SM) ,  Undergraduate Non-Degree (UD) ,  Undergraduate (UG)
Must be enrolled in one of the following Campuses:
Main (M)

Course Attributes:
CSTE - CST Elective ,  PHI2 - Univ Req 2nd Philosophy ,  ZTST - Final exam

Registration Availability (Overflow: Off )
  Maximum Actual Remaining
TOTAL 1 1 0

Crosslist Information
Class Information Maximum Actual Remaining
PHIL  20434 01, CRN 17607  (Primary) 31 30 1
CNST  20402 01, CRN 17927   1 1 0
HESB  30281 01, CRN 20117   1 1 0
Total 33 32 1