PHIL 6430

PHIL 6430

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Topic: Equality Efforts to reduce inequality are central to the pursuit of justice. We will investigate leading philosophical controversies about the moral basis of these efforts. To what extent, in what ways and why should the economic inequalities that arise in modern market societies be reduced? At what point does the use of government to reduce economic inequality unjustly conflict with liberty? How should the ideal of political equality be understood? For example, is it fundamentally important that citizens' political influence be approximately equal? What do the values underlying demands for political equality imply about relationships in the workplace? Do duties to reduce economic and political inequality among fellow-citizens properly extend worldwide?

When Offered Fall.

Comments Co-meets with AMST 4655/GOVT 4655/PHIL 4470/SOC 4430.

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