Politics, Philosophy and Economics
I have always asked myself where we come from, where we are going, and what holds the world together "„was die Welt im Innersten zusammenhält“.
I am interested in Economics, but not as one reduced to quantifiable orientation, driven for profit(eering). And not solely a cost/benefit calculation, which excludes the complexity of the human experience living in a multifarious and asymmetrical world
Furthermore, I have always already asked why in the media economists are asked to explain a crisis (and its causes and solutions) but not philosophers.
What would it mean that to understand politics to read Aristotle, Confucius, Hobbes, Marx, Lao Tse and Kierkegaard in a new way?
Gladly, I would find out with others answers to questions about a ‘functioning’ life together, of fair trade and also just forms of society. For that I would like to receive and learn with others, whilst being inspired by global critical thinkers.
Where are others, who are also interested in politics as a practical tool of reason and who, like me are fascinated by the differences of cultures, which encounter each other through the globalising of economics and societies.
I also like to inquire about whether there can be a form of business and living that do not necessarily destroy this planet in the long run.
On the contrary, I would like to work on approaches that generate well-being and the common good for stakeholders, including all sentient beings and future generations.
Therefore, I search for a place, where I can think about alternatives to the status quo and where I can engage with others for sustainability policies and practices.
I would like to understand the games, players and rules of economic, societal and political arenas, as well as to learn to question, and resolve conflicts.
Opening my horizons, I would like to debate critically, to develop further my perspectives and opinions as well as experiencing a genuine, interdisciplinary education (Bildung).
Thereupon, I study Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Karlshochschule.
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Degree Program Structure
With each module in the study program Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Karlshochschule there is an opening of a new fascinating world
Looking at the module overview I also discover how my contents of studying are connected meaningfully and thus Politics, Philosophy and Economics can be understood as intertwined whilst capturing the bigger picture
Study year 1
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Study year 3
Paul Schall, Politics, Philosophy & Economics
"We started with the basics in political science and philosophy, global economy and cultural studies. We deal with current events in our globalised world and try to analyse connections via scientific theories. For example, we have already looked at the Israeli conflict from the three perspectives of my studies: What are the interests of politics? What motives the economy? And how can human action be explained? I've always been interested in questions like that."