Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law
Jeppe Platz, Coordinator (Philosophy)
The interdisciplinary major in Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL) enables students to pursue a rigorous exploration of the historical, methodological, and theoretical interconnections among these four fields of study. Students will acquire knowledge of different conceptual, theoretical and normative perspectives within each discipline, and will learn to use methods appropriate to each of them. The distinctive aim of the major is to assist students in synthesizing what they learn from their study of philosophy, politics, economics, and law so as to apply a combination of practical and theoretical knowledge to questions of social order and public policy.