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Commerce, Liberty & Virtue (Module)

Module description

This module is designed to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the main arguments advanced in support of and against the development of commerce and luxury in modern political thought. These arguments were at the heart of political, moral and economic thought throughout the eighteenth century, and the debates to which they gave rise were central to the development of liberal political thought and capitalist political economy.

*Please note that module information is indicative and may change from year to year.

Staff information

Dr Robin Douglass

Teaching pattern


Module assessment - more information

2,000-word essay (40%), 3,000-word essay (60%)

Key information

Module code 6SSPP314

Credit level 6

Assessment coursework

Credit value 15

Semester Semester 1 (autumn)

Study abroad module No