PHIL 1901

PHIL 1901

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

This course will address questions of justice posed by current political controversies, for example, controversies over immigration, economic inequality, American nationalism, the government's role in healthcare and the environment, racial inequality, the political power of elites, populism, authoritarianism, globalization, and the proper use of America's global power. Brief readings in political philosophy and social science will be starting points for informal discussion and mutual learning among diverse perspectives.

When Offered Fall, spring.

Comments Variable credit available: 1 credit S/U for regular participation; 2 credits, S/U or letter, for two short papers.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: GOVT 1901SOC 1900

  • 1-2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: The Challenge of Democracy Now

  •  8536PHIL 1901  SEM 101

  • Weekly discussions of urgent moral and political questions about democratic values and social justice, such as controversies over inequality of political power (“The system is rigged”); inclusion, diversity and political action (including “identity politics”); patriotism and cosmopolitanism; immigration; economic and racial inequality; and the global prospects of democracy. Brief readings as well as lectures (available in video) in the Spring Ethics and Public Life series on democracy will be starting points for mutual learning.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: GOVT 1901SOC 1900

  • 1-2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: The Challenge of Democracy Now

  •  9242PHIL 1901  SEM 102

  • Weekly discussions of urgent moral and political questions about democratic values and social justice, such as controversies over inequality of political power (“The system is rigged”); inclusion, diversity and political action (including “identity politics”); patriotism and cosmopolitanism; immigration; economic and racial inequality; and the global prospects of democracy. Brief readings as well as lectures (available in video) in the Spring Ethics and Public Life series on democracy will be starting points for mutual learning.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: GOVT 1901SOC 1900

  • 1-2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: The Challenge of Democracy Now

  •  9243PHIL 1901  SEM 103

  • Weekly discussions of urgent moral and political questions about democratic values and social justice, such as controversies over inequality of political power (“The system is rigged”); inclusion, diversity and political action (including “identity politics”); patriotism and cosmopolitanism; immigration; economic and racial inequality; and the global prospects of democracy. Brief readings as well as lectures (available in video) in the Spring Ethics and Public Life series on democracy will be starting points for mutual learning.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: GOVT 1901SOC 1900

  • 1-2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: The Challenge of Democracy Now

  • 16841PHIL 1901  SEM 104

  • Weekly discussions of urgent moral and political questions about democratic values and social justice, such as controversies over inequality of political power (“The system is rigged”); inclusion, diversity and political action (including “identity politics”); patriotism and cosmopolitanism; immigration; economic and racial inequality; and the global prospects of democracy. Brief readings as well as lectures (available in video) in the Spring Ethics and Public Life series on democracy will be starting points for mutual learning.