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Overview of main philosophical concepts. Required as part of the basic course.




  • Deductive and empirical reasoning (story of Democritus and Plato). Overview of different forms of logical reasoning (deductive, inductive, abductive). See here.
  • Overview of economy, banking and financial system. How banks operate, the dominant neoclassical ideology and what is money.
  • History of free software, the Cathedral and Bazaar, swarm ideology, failed revolutions (Maidan, Egypt, Syria), critique of anti-centralization.


  • Write a report (500 words) of each book in the reading list. Optionally, structure your report around the following topics: Civilization, Domination, Democracy, Technology and Economy