PHIL 6430

PHIL 6430

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

Advanced discussion of a topic in social and political philosophy.

When Offered Spring.

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

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  • Topic: Equality, Democracy, and Solidarity

  • 17463 PHIL 6430   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.