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The Theological Sources of Adam Smith (seminar)

May 28 - May 30

Question to be addressed: "How can an exploration of Adam Smith's Scottish-Presbyterian background (both theological and sociological) shed new light on the moral status of the free market as he envisioned it?" Participation in this event is on invitation only.

4th International Conference “Economic Philosophy”

June 27 - June 29

Theme: NORMS AND NORMATIVITY. Collective life is structured by norms. They constitute one of the first objects of study for both economics and philosophy, and more broadly for the social sciences.

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Reinventing Capitalism – Business Ethics and its Contribution to the “Doux Commmerce” (Conference)

June 27 - June 29

"The “Doux Commerce” thesis states that the capitalist spirit and the drive to efficiency and profit will eventually contribute to peace, justice and morality. This is valid if competitors perceive markets as contributing to mutual benefit. At the same time, rather recent phenomena tend to change market conditions. Business ethics needs to reflect these developments in the economy as well as their consequences for businesses, societies and individuals.

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PhD summer school ‘Ethics and Economics’

August 27 - August 31

The Dutch Research School of Philosophy (OZSW) and Tilburg University invite PhD students to participate in the PhD Summer School: Ethics and Economics, to be held in Tilburg from the 27th till the 31st of August, 2018.

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Market, Justice and the Cooperative as a Political Institution (Conference)

September 27 - September 28

Topic of the Conference Is the cooperative a better firm structure? Is it more likely to fulfill the role of an enterprise in the market given its specific structure of ownership, modes of governance and organizational values? Is it more likely to meet the requirements of justice, such as protecting liberty, equality or efficiency in society? These questions have been neglected in a least two important ways. Firstly, the mainstream view among governance and management scholars is that the corporation,…

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