May 29, 2020  
2018-2019 Catalogue 
2018-2019 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHIL 31200 - Political Philosophy

Course Credit: 1
POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY This course explores themes in political philosophy from the 19th century to the present. It addresses fundamental questions about the conditions for a political state’s legitimacy, citizens’ obligations, the nature of justice and rights, and the concept of fairness in respect to the distribution of resources. We will also examine questions about pluralism, the good life, and the relationship between conceptions of the good life and public/political institutions. Can and should our political institutions be neutral with respect to conceptions of the good life? Prerequisite(s): A minimum of 2 courses in Philosophy Fall. [AH]