Instructor: Joseph Porter. This course meets MWF 8:00 – 8:50 a.m. in CW 105.
Who rules America? The politicians who make our laws? The voters who elect them? Judges? Bureaucrats? Billionaires? No one? And who—if anyone—should rule? Why? In this course, we will explore these and other questions about power, justice, freedom, and other core concepts in political philosophy. We will read some of the most influential political theorists of all time—including Aristotle, Locke, and Marx—and discuss several student-selected contemporary political issues.