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
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.
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