ECN380.6 Economics and Philosophy

Taught in Spanish at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica and may not be offered every semester. The objective of the course is to expound on the basic notions of epistemological economics of the twentieth century and to apply the theory of epistemology to the particular case of the economy. Additionally, given the use and evaluation of primary source material, the course is designed to develop the aptitudes of written and oral expression of the students. In the long-term of the semester, we will discuss the forms in which it is possible to talk of a “science of economics.” Also, we will study themes of epistemology and economics, such as the predictability of game theory or the scientific statute of economic experiments. Finally, we will analyze themes like the role of rhetoric and ethics in economics. (UC code: EAE231A-1)

Department: Economics

Location: Santiago

Credits: 3