What is economic philosophy?
Theories at the intersection between economics, philosophy, sociology and politics. Economic philosophy means transdisciplinary research that not only integrates economics and philosophy but also other fields of knowledge (sociological, ethnological, historical, etc.). The aim is to examine the content, terminology and methods of economics from a philosophical perspective. However, we critically examine previous philosophical perspectives of economics as well. Economic philosophy creates new insights by discussing issues that are not considered by and are excluded from the fields of economics and philosophy.
Our teaching activities focus on issues concerning philosophy, institutional economics and economic philosophy as well as on political economics and the history of economic theory, including:
Our seminars comprise the preparation of the respective course material, discussions and the forming of one’s own opinion. Students learn to elaborate complex theories and critical analyses as well as how to approach subjects and theories in a transdisciplinary way. Moreover, we aim to provide a first or deeper insight into thinking in economic and philosophical terms.
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Examples of current research topics:
Here are selected book publications.
Here are current doctoral theses.
Professor Dr. Birger P. Priddat holds the Professorship of Economic Philosophy since 1 January 2017 and is former holder of the Chair of Economics and Philosophy. For further information, please visit: www.priddat.de/biographie/