CFP: Philosophy of Economics Section at DGPhil

We invite submissions for the Philosophy of Economics section at the XXIV. Congress of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Philosophie (DGPhil) to be held from the 24th to the 27th of September 2017 in Berlin.

Potential topics for the Philosophy of Economics section range from the philosophical foundations of economic theories and explanations, via critical analyses of economic structures, the reflection on the relation between economy and society from the perspective of social philosophy, to issues of business ethics and normative questions of economic governance. Potential questions include:

  • What is the role of multinational corporations in answering challenges of global justice and inequality?
  • How should international trade agreements and other regimes of global economic governance be evaluated?
  • What normative commitments are implicit in economic theories?
  • How can and should economic expertise inform public policy and to what extent can and need it be value-free?
  • Can the economic theory of rational choice deliver adequate explanations?
  • What is the normative standing of economic transactions with respect to their justice, their threat of exploitation and their promise of furthering welfare?

Talks can be either in German or English and should not be longer than 25 minutes. There will be 35 minutes in total for each presentation slot. Submissions should comprise an abstract of not more than 350 words and a synopsis of not more than 1,000 words summarizing the central claim and argument of the paper. Both should be submitted as a single PDF. The deadline for submissions is December 1, 2016.

Submission and registration:

Further information:
For questions contact Gabriel Wollner (

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