Practical Wisdom Workshops

Philosophy and Economics


Date: 10th February 2024
Sat 10:00-12:00pm AEST

Presenter: James Webster

Cost: $25.00


Erasmus Primary School Campus
40 Lisson Grove
Hawthorn Vic 3122

Philosophy and Economics – Man and Land

Justice in Economics goes hand in hand with all other freedoms.

How do we see our relationship with land? Who created it? Who ‘owns’ it? If land has zero cost of production why is the price so high and why does it vary so much by location?

Why have people through the ages called land ‘Mother Earth’? Where does Justice fit in? How does this affect Economics? How does Economics affect us?


In the School we adopt the view that Justice is the ethical basis of Economics, and our understanding of our relationship to the Earth is critical to realising that Justice.


James Webster has been a member of the School of Philosophy for over 25 years.

In the past eight years James has enthusiastically studied Justice in Economics including offering presentations, facilitating a study group, and joining the board of an Economics NGO.

Come and share his passion for this infamously dry subject!