Social Ethics and Political Thought (PHIL 170 sec. 951)

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Instructor: Daniel Layman . This course meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 – 7:15 p.m. in Caldwell 105.

This course will be a study of the social contract tradition in political philosophy. Readings will include works by the great 17th and 18th century social contract theorists Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau as well as John Rawls’s 20th century masterpiece, A Theory of Justice. We will also consider David Hume’s critique of the 17th and 18th century social contract strategy and Robert Nozick’s critique of Rawls.

This section is restricted to part-time students.  Please contact the Part-Time Studies Department at the Friday Center for more information.

Daniel Layman’s webpage