PHIL 273.001 – Philosophical Perspectives on Justice

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Instructor: David Frank. This course meets MW 12:20 – 1:35 p.m. in PE 203.

This course will survey and apply modern and contemporary philosophical perspectives on justice with a critical eye to their social and historical contexts. We will follow the history of ideas from early modern utilitarian and deontological approaches to justice and rights, to feminist and anti-racist approaches, to contemporary versions of egalitarianism and their critics. With this theoretical and historical background we will address current issues of wealth and health inequalities and racial injustice.