GOVT 4846

GOVT 4846

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

This seminar inquires into the interrelations among three meanings of equality that initially appeared in the ancient world: equality before the law, isonomia; equality of voice or participation, isegoria; and equality of power, isokratia. Tacking back and forth between ancient texts and contemporary materials in law and analytic and continental political philosophy, this course will explore how these different practices of equality circulate and interact in popular and institutional (judicial and legislative) settings marked by historical injustice, scarce resources, and asymmetries of wealth and power. This seminar will include texts by Herodotus, Plato, Aristotle, Ta-Nehisi Coates, John Rawls, Bernard Williams, Amartya Sen, Danielle Allen, Etienne Balibar, among others, probing the meaning of equality.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (KCM-AS)
Course Subfield (PT)

Comments Co-meets with GOVT 6846.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: GOVT 6846

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16522GOVT 4846  SEM 101

  • Preference given to: government Seniors and Juniors. This class satisfies the government senior seminar requirement.