Philosophy 524, Fall 2006
Wednesday, November 22: More on game theory
Readings: No additional readings
Monday, November 27: Bargaining theory
Readings: EAMPPP section 14.5; Gauthier, Morals by Agreement pp. 112-29.
Wednesday, November 29: No class
Friday, December 1: No class
Monday, December 4: Gauthier's view of bargaining
Morals by Agreement, pp. 129-46
Monday, December 4, 5:30-7:30: Special dinner seminar. Justice, Bargaining Theory, and constrained maximization
Readings: Morals by Agreement, chapter 5, and chapter 6, pp. 157-89.
Wednesday, December 6: Is constrained maximization rationally defensible?
Readings: Morals by Agreement, chapter 6, pp. 157-89
Robert Frank, "A Theory of Moral Sentiments" (xerox)
*Friday, December 8: How to make the bargain just: what are the limits to the non-agreement point?
Readings: Morals by Agreement, pp. 190-208.
Revised term papers due
Monday, December 11: Rights
Readings: Morals by Agreement, pp. 209-223.
EAMPPP, Chapter 10, Sections 10-2-10.4, pp. 163-67.
Wednesday, December 13: Rights, justice, and self-interest
Readings: Morals by Agreement, pp. 223-232.
EAMPPP, ch. 6, sections 6.1-6.3, pp. 78-89.
Friday, December 15: Conclusions on normative economics
Readings: EAMPPP, ch. 15, pp. 259-73