Welcome to Practical Philosophy Berkshire

A ten week evening course in Practical Philosophy

Economics with Justice

This course is being offered in Reading on Mondays, commencing 13th January


Can viewing economics as a human study – through the prism of justice, fairness and natural law – help us better understand our world?

Economics with Justice seeks to show that freedom and prosperity are possible for people everywhere, providing we follow economic laws and aim for a fair outcome from economic arrangements.

1. Economics with Justice

We start by exploring the scope of economics, the nature of justice and how justice operates in the economic realm.

2. The Nature of society

We look at the structure of human society centred on the family and the ways the family interacts with the community  

3. Not Stealing

We examine the nature of wealth and capital, how they are produced and how they are distributed

4. Mother Earth

We explore our dependence on the natural world and the importance of our relationship with it for our prosperity and well-being

5. The importance of Work

We look at the business of making a living and how important work is for our welfare

6. Credit and Money

We explore what credit and money are with examples to show how credit can work to enhance our freedom and prosperity.  

7. Do as you would be done by

This session is about exchange, trade and how the market works. We also explore the limits of the market

8. Responsible and irresponsible banking

We look at banks, their role, what happens when things go wrong and how banks can work effectively for the good of the economy

9. Public services and the role of Government

We look at the role of Government and how public services are paid for

10. Just public revenue

The final session pieces together the different aspects of economics with justice with examples of good practice