Mason PPE

Mason PPE

The new Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) program at George Mason University allows undergraduates to pursue topics in the intersection of philosophy, political science, and economics.

The undergraduate Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) program at George Mason University allows students to pursue topics in the intersection of philosophy, political science, and economics. The PPE brand was established at Oxford almost a century ago. In the US there are still fewer than a dozen such programs, though interest is rising. Mason’s program – which is offered jointly by the Depa

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Mason PPE updated their information in their About section. 02/22/2017

Mason PPE updated their information in their About section.

Mason PPE updated their information in their About section.

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The Political Economy of Development

Existential SW (In French) 01/26/2016

Existential SW (In French)

Star Wars feat. Jean-Paul Sartre (with English subtitles).

Existential SW (In French) SW with a French existentialist twist. Almost all the subtitles (except for little things like "Despair!" and "I die!" and a few others) are actually quotes ...

01/18/2016

PHIL 391: Special Topics in Philosophy

This course will satisfy the philosophy-of-science requirement for PPE students. It is also cross-listed as ECON 496-008.

PHIL 391: Special Topics in Philosophy Examines topics of current interest such as death and dying, rights of children, and philosophical controversies in modern physics.

01/07/2016

The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Society | advancing PPE at every opportunity

The inaugural event of the PPE Society will be held Friday January 8 in Washington, DC.

The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Society | advancing PPE at every opportunity Welcome to the home page for The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Society, an international organization. The PPE society’s mission is: to encourage the interaction and cross-fertilization of three intellectual disciplines that are, in their history, deeply intertwined and that now, and going f…

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics | News: Fall 2015 Reading Group in Philosophical Economics 09/08/2015

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics | News: Fall 2015 Reading Group in Philosophical Economics

Announcing a reading group in philosophical economics starting on Friday. The group is primarily aimed at graduate students, but PPE students are more than welcome to participate.

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics | News: Fall 2015 Reading Group in Philosophical Economics This Fall, Prof. Erik Angner will direct an inaugural reading group in philosophical economics. The reading group will cover issues in the foundations of behavioral and experimental economics and the study of spontaneous order. The reading group is primarily aimed at graduate students in philosophy…

Philosophy | Events: Philosophy Undergraduate Welcome Reception 09/07/2015

Philosophy | Events: Philosophy Undergraduate Welcome Reception

Wednesday this week: Philosophy Undergraduate Welcome reception. PPE students more than welcome, duh.

Philosophy | Events: Philosophy Undergraduate Welcome Reception Come join us to hear about our Fall courses and new opportunities for Philosophy majors. Meet new and returning Philosophy students and faculty. Enjoy free food!

WE THE ECONOMY | Why is it so hard for average people to understand the economy? - Jodi Beggs 08/19/2015

WE THE ECONOMY | Why is it so hard for average people to understand the economy? - Jodi Beggs

Why bother with economics? Here's one professor's answer.

WE THE ECONOMY | Why is it so hard for average people to understand the economy? - Jodi Beggs Jodi N. Beggs explains why is it so hard for average people to understand the economy, part of the WE THE ECONOMY Series. Watch more at www.wetheeconomy.com…

Can Philosopher Alex Tabarrok Bridge the Wonks and Burning Man? 08/08/2015

Can Philosopher Alex Tabarrok Bridge the Wonks and Burning Man?

PPE faculty member Alex Tabarrok profiled at Ozy.

Can Philosopher Alex Tabarrok Bridge the Wonks and Burning Man? In the midst of a major libertarian moment, Alex Tabarrok is guiding some of the biggest policy discussions around.

Spring Break in Italy 07/30/2015

Spring Break in Italy

Of possible interest.

Spring Break in Italy The Center for Global Education (CGE) is George Mason University’s hub for study-abroad. CGE provides a wide range of international study, research, service, and leadership opportunities to George Mason students, faculty, staff, and members of the community. Each year, CGE sends several hundred stud…

That 'Useless' Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech's Hottest Ticket 07/30/2015

That 'Useless' Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech's Hottest Ticket

That 'Useless' Liberal Arts Degree Has Become Tech's Hottest Ticket Stop thinking of Silicon Valley as an engineer's paradise. There's far more work for liberal arts majors -- who know how to sell and humanize.

07/28/2015

We can't believe the class of 2019 is already here. Welcome to campus!

Cultural Studies | Events: Conservation in the Anthropocene: How Should We Value the World We... 05/07/2015

Cultural Studies | Events: Conservation in the Anthropocene: How Should We Value the World We...

Right now! http://culturalstudies.gmu.edu/events/5245

Cultural Studies | Events: Conservation in the Anthropocene: How Should We Value the World We... You are welcome to participate in a symposium sponsored by the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy (IPPP) at George Mason University.  Below is a summary of what will be discussed:The goal of environmental conservation has traditionally been understood in terms of the preservation of the natu…

The 7 best US universities founded in the last 50 years 05/06/2015

The 7 best US universities founded in the last 50 years

And we're one of them!

The 7 best US universities founded in the last 50 years These universities are young, but powerful.

Philosophy | Faculty and Staff: Lindsey Thomas 03/14/2015

Philosophy | Faculty and Staff: Lindsey Thomas

Meet Lindsey Thomas, the new academic advisor for Philosophy.

Philosophy | Faculty and Staff: Lindsey Thomas I am the new Academic Advisor for Sociology, Anthropology, Philosophy, and Religious Studies. Prior to coming to Mason I received my B.A. in Sociology from NC State and M. Ed from the University of South Carolina in Higher Education and Student Affairs. My passion is working with students as they di…

‘Conversations with Tyler’: Mason Professor Discusses Future of Innovation, Economy with... 03/02/2015

‘Conversations with Tyler’: Mason Professor Discusses Future of Innovation, Economy with...

Not to be missed: PPE faculty Tyler Cowen in conversation with Peter Thiel, Jeffrey Sachs, and Luigi Zingales.

‘Conversations with Tyler’: Mason Professor Discusses Future of Innovation, Economy with... Free discussion series kicks off with PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel.

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics | Program Requirements 02/21/2015

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics | Program Requirements

Interested in Mason's new PPE degree? Check out the requirements here.

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics | Program Requirements Mason's PPE program is a concentration, meaning that it is something students pursue within the context of a traditional major. There are four options: the BA in Philosophy, the BA in Government and International Politics, the BA in Economics, and the BS in Economics.

Default In Our Stars: Kant-ankerous Varoufakis 02/20/2015

Default In Our Stars: Kant-ankerous Varoufakis

If you've been following the Greek negotiations, you know that the power and limits of game theory has been part of the conversation. Here's the best analysis yet of what's going on.

Default In Our Stars: Kant-ankerous Varoufakis The Greek Tragedy is a "thing." And lately it has reemerged. The question at the heart of this post is how one should bargain when between a rock and hard place.[0] This point was raised and disc...

Student political organizations prove to have a growing effect | Fourth Estate 02/18/2015

Student political organizations prove to have a growing effect | Fourth Estate

Congrats to the Roosevelt Institute and PPE student Ryan Thornton for landing a $750,000 MacArthur Foundation grant.

Student political organizations prove to have a growing effect | Fourth Estate Mason's chapter of The Roosevelt Institute was just selected as a 2015 MacArthur Foundation award winner for “Creative and Effective Institutions” ...

David Skarbek Book Panel: The Social Order of the Underworld | Mercatus 02/18/2015

David Skarbek Book Panel: The Social Order of the Underworld | Mercatus

Tomorrow, on the Fairfax campus.

David Skarbek Book Panel: The Social Order of the Underworld | Mercatus When most people think of prison gangs, they think of chaos and violence. But do prison gangs actually form to create order among outlaws, producing alternative governance institutions to facilitate illegal activity?

11/26/2014

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Hope you'll have a good break.

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics | Events: PPE Career Seminar: Working for the State Department 11/25/2014

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics | Events: PPE Career Seminar: Working for the State Department

Join us for the second PPE Career Seminar on December 3! This event is free and open to all Mason students. Please RSVP using the link below.

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics | Events: PPE Career Seminar: Working for the State Department Read more about the PPE Program here. Please direct any questions to PPE Director Erik Angner via email [email protected].

10/24/2014

Philosophy/PPE majors: You are encouraged to choose a mentor.

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Reasons to : the PPE Program.

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Philosophy | Events: Philosophy Undergraduate Welcome Reception 09/09/2014

Philosophy | Events: Philosophy Undergraduate Welcome Reception

Hi everyone: You're invited to attend the Philosophy Undergraduate Welcome Reception Tuesday (Sept. 9) in the Hub (SUB II) 4, from 5:15 pm to 7:15 pm. Come join us to hear about our Fall courses and new opportunities for Philosophy majors. Meet new and returning Philosophy students and faculty. Enjoy free food!

Philosophy | Events: Philosophy Undergraduate Welcome Reception Come join us to hear about our Fall courses and new opportunities for Philosophy majors. Meet new and returning Philosophy students and faculty. Enjoy free food!

Angner Gives Inaugural “60 Seconds” Interview to... 07/10/2014

Angner Gives Inaugural “60 Seconds” Interview to...

Angner Gives Inaugural “60 Seconds” Interview to... "Teaching the text multiple times before it published allowed me to anticipate readers’ questions and other reactions and to calibrate the presentation accordingly."

Well-Being: Happiness in a Worthwhile Life 07/10/2014

Well-Being: Happiness in a Worthwhile Life

Exciting new book from Mason PPE faculty member Dr. Neera K. Badhwar.

Well-Being: Happiness in a Worthwhile Life This book offers a new argument for the ancient claim that well-being as the highest prudential good -- eudaimonia -- consists of happiness in a virtuous life. The argument takes into account recent work on happiness, well-being, and virtue, and defends a neo-Aristotelian conception of virtue as ...

06/18/2014

So good to see the George Mason University Class of 2018 beginning to trickle in. Welcome!

The guy who beat Eric Cantor penned a scathing, seemingly unpublished book about the economics... 06/14/2014

The guy who beat Eric Cantor penned a scathing, seemingly unpublished book about the economics...

PPE themes in the news following David Brat's win here in Virginia.

The guy who beat Eric Cantor penned a scathing, seemingly unpublished book about the economics... There's a lot you can learn about David Brat's beliefs by reading his academic research.

Economics Students From 19 Countries Demand Overhaul of Economics Education 05/09/2014

Economics Students From 19 Countries Demand Overhaul of Economics Education

Actually, George Mason is one of the places where a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches get a fair shake.

Economics Students From 19 Countries Demand Overhaul of Economics Education Note: The following open letter on economics education reform represents the joint effort of the members of the International Student Initiative for Pluralist Economics, of which this blogger is a founding member. It is not only the world economy t...

Why some M.B.A. students are reading Plato and Kant 05/01/2014

Why some M.B.A. students are reading Plato and Kant

"It's important to know why we're doing what we're doing," says Ingrid Marchal-Gérez, a second-year M.B.A. who enrolled in Nobel Thinking to balance her finance and marketing classes. "You can start to understand what idea can have an impact, and how to communicate an idea."

Why some M.B.A. students are reading Plato and Kant The philosophy department is invading the M.B.A. program—at least at a handful of schools where the legacy of the global financial crisis has sparked efforts to train business students to think beyond the bottom line.

How to Get a Job at Google, Part 2 04/20/2014

How to Get a Job at Google, Part 2

"[The liberal arts] are 'phenomenally important,' he said, especially when you combine them with other disciplines. 'Ten years ago behavioral economics was rarely referenced. But [then] you apply social science to economics and suddenly there’s this whole new field. I think a lot about how the most interesting things are happening at the intersection of two fields. To pursue that, you need expertise in both fields. You have to understand economics and psychology or statistics and physics [and] bring them together. You need some people who are holistic thinkers and have liberal arts backgrounds and some who are deep functional experts. Building that balance is hard, but that’s where you end up building great societies, great organizations.'"

How to Get a Job at Google, Part 2 New graduates may be intrigued by a hiring guru’s advice.

Timeline photos 04/20/2014

Think about it.

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics | Events: PPE Information Session: Going to Grad School 04/09/2014

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics | Events: PPE Information Session: Going to Grad School

If there's a possible future in which you're applying for graduate school, you don't want to miss this.

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics | Events: PPE Information Session: Going to Grad School Interested in going to grad school? Make sure you have your ducks in a row before it's too late. This information session will explore what you need to apply to graduate school in any of the PPE disciplines: philosophy, political science, and economics.

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