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2017

[Lecture Course Basic Information]

Lecturer: Nagao (Economics)
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Course Type:
Semester: Spring
Year: 2-4
Course Periods: Tue 16:30-18:00
Credits: 2
Whether mandatory or not:
Classroom: Seminar room 19 / Economics

 

Outline of Lecture Course This class is designed to understand the historical background of the emergence of economic science. Method: read and discuss the 18th century political and social writings of the Scottish Enlightenment.
Course Objectives
Textbooks Shinichi Nagao, Politics and Society in Scottish Thought, Imprint Academic, London, 2007
Course Materials/Supplementaries Extracts from the original texts of 18th century Scottish moral philosophers
Assessment The evaluation will be made according to the quality of the presentations of the students at the class.
Prerequisites Students must read the introduction of the following book before they make decision to register for the class.
Other Notes

This class will not treat the following subjects.
Economic history, Japanese history, Introductory economic theory, Modern economic theory
Business and management.

 

Lecture Theme Lecture Course Description Learning outside the class Related page
1 Origins of economic science
2 Economic science and the history of science
3 Methodology of science and the scientific nature of economic science
4 Emergence of economic science
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6 Medical science and economic science: William Petty
7 Medical science and economic science: François Quesnay
8 The age of commercial society
9 David Hume
10 Establishment of political economy: James Steuart (1712–1780)
11 Establishment of political economy: The Principles of Political Economy (1767)
12 Establishment of political economy: Adam Smith (1723–1790)
13 Establishment of political economy: The Wealth of Nations (1776)
14 Criticism against commercial society: Adam Ferguson (1723–1816)
15 Resource constraint and the future of economic science: Robert Wallace (1697–1771)

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