Mar 22, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

PHI 161 - The Nature of Money

4 credits (Fall or Spring)
Money can be anything in human culture that functions as a unit of account, store of value, and medium of exchange. But this makes the following question notoriously difficult to answer: what is money? In this course, we investigate the nature of what has been called money, making use of historical, philosophical, and anthropological materials to approach the metaphysical, epistemological, and political problems caused by the ambiguous nature of money.

Prerequisite: None
Note: Not offered every year.
Instructor: Ramey