PHIL 4470

PHIL 4470

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

Advanced discussion of topics in social and political philosophy.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (KCM-AS)

Comments Co-meets with AMST 6656/GOVT 6656/PHIL 6430/SOC 6430.

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  • Topic: Equality, Democracy, and Solidarity

  • 17458 PHIL 4470   SEM 101

  • Discussion of leading current debates over the moral foundations of political justice including such questions as, “What forms, if any, of economic equality are fundamentally important?”, “Is equality of political influence important as such?”, “Is capitalism exploitive?”, “What is the nature and basis of the political duty to promote the general welfare?”, “What role, if any, should patriotism play in political choice?”, “What are the political demands of respect and inclusion?” Readings will be mostly from recent political philosophy, with attention to classic arguments (e.g., by Rawls, Nozick, Mill), current political controversies and social scientific findings, as well.