5 January 2021

Capitalism(s) in the West: Intellectual History, Core Institutions, and Architectonic Critique

This course explores the intellectual history of and thematizes the current core politico-economic concepts and institutions under the umbrella of capitalism and brings the Reformational architectonic critique to bear thereon. The concept and terminology of capitalism remain contested by critics and proponents. The seminar will explore the conceptual characteristics and institutional dimensions of capitalism and aims to distinguish - both historically and conceptually - merchant capitalism, plantation capitalism, industrial capitalism, and finance capitalism, to name but a few of the prominent forms. The aim is to develop a Christian critical view of the constitutive and normative foundations of such concepts and forms in capitalism as market, property, exchange, value, profit, transnational corporations, and the like.

Dr. Michael DeMoor, and Samir Gassanov
ICS 243101 W21
Remote (Online Synchronous)
Thursdays, 11am - 2pm

(MA, PhD)


*Attention UT/TST students: if you are interested in taking this course for credit, you must petition your college of registration to count the course credit toward your degree program.