Jan 26, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 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: Staff