Cryptocurrencies: a new philosophy of money?

Course Dates: 06/10/18
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: John Goff

From a philosophical/conceptual perspective, the ways in which cryptocurrencies affect the understanding of money and the potential (highly speculative!) economic, political and cultural consequences.

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What is the course about?

From a philosophical/conceptual perspective, the ways in which cryptocurrencies affect the understanding of money and the potential (highly speculative!) economic, political and cultural consequences.

What will we cover?

• Some basics of cryptocurrencies (what they are, how they work, blockchain technology).
• Money understood as a ‘tit-for-tat’ transaction in contrast to being an investment in social relations and values.
• Information & money.
• Beyond national, ‘fiat’ currencies to the spontaneous creation of ‘borderless’ money?

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Discuss, in simple terms, some of the significance of cryptocurrencies.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

No prior knowledge is assumed. A willingness to critically examine concepts and some basic familiarity with
discussion/debate, argument and evaluation will be beneficial.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The course will run in a seminar format with short slide presentation including Q&A and group discussion. No
outside work is required.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

No special equipment is required, other than for note-taking as preferred.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You might be interested in John Goff's Neo-Dao-ism (HP090), Neo-Confucianism (HP122) in Term 2, or Kierkegaard and the possibility of God (HP032) in Term 3 2019.

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Course Code: HP055

Sat, day, 06 Oct - 06 Oct '18

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £49.00
Senior fee: £39.00
Concession: £25.00
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