Introduction: Why a Worldly Philosophy?

Module 1, Lesson 1.3: Don’t Blame the Victims!

 

Professor Teresa Ghilarducci discusses neoliberal philosophy.

By the end of this video, learners will be able to:

  • Recognize neoliberal philosophy as an extreme set of beliefs coming from generally accepted liberalism.
  • Characterize how neoliberal philosophy blames people for their poverty, low wages, and other forms of insecurity.
  • Describe how neoliberal philosophy credits the rich for their hard work and intelligence to explain why they are rich.
  • Discuss how neoliberal philosophy downplays or ignores the social structure and institutions that make people lucky or disadvantaged.