Social Ethics and Political Thought (PHIL 170, SECTION 001)
Instructor: Emily Crookston. This course meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 – 2:15.
We will explore various questions in social/political philosophy via an examination of historical writings. The authors read include: Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Kant, J.S. Mill, Russell, and Rawls. The questions considered include: Is there an overall best form of government? If so, which is it? What is justice? What separates a just State from an unjust State? What do citizens owe the State? What does a State owe its citizens? Under what conditions is resistance to the State (violent or nonviolent) legitimate?
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