Conference "The Ethics of Economic Institutions"
This conference is meant to stimulate reflection about the ethical sides of these questions. Which moral ideals should animate our economic institutions, and what are the implications in practice? The conference organisers seek contributions from moral, social and political philosophy, but also from a wide range of other disciplines (economics, history, sociology, law, etc.) that may shed light on these questions. Contributions may address a particular author (e.g. Rawls on property-owning democracy, Mill on the stationary state), ethical theory (e.g. a Kantian view on financial markets, a utilitarian view of labour markets), or a particular economic institution (from basic income schemes to ecological markets). The organisers are particularly interested in contributions addressing the methodology of ethical evaluations of economic institutions: how do we (and should we) evaluate institutions from a moral point of view? How does this focus on institutions relate to ethical evaluations of individual actions (as is typical in business ethics)? How does this type of reflection relate to economic, sociological and political evaluations of the same institutions?
|Event dates:||2015-01-08 – 2015-01-10|
|Deadline Call for Papers:||2014-07-01|
|Organizers:||Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)|
|Conference venue:||Utrecht, Hotel Mitland|
|Classification:||A1 - General Economics ; B2 - History of Economic Thought since 1925 ; D6 - Welfare Economics ; Z1 - Cultural Economics|
|Event type:||Konferenzen, Tagungen; Conferences|