PHIL 436 (01) - Social and Political Philosophy

Social & Political Philosophy

Durham   Liberal Arts > Philosophy
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2019 - Full Term (08/26/2019 - 12/09/2019)
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 15695
Examines social and political thought that may include texts from ancient through contemporary times, addressing topics such as natural rights, revolution, law, freedom, justice, power. Questions may include: What is a community, and how are individuals related to communities? Can any particular form of government be morally justified, and if so, what kind of government? Can anarchism work? Is there something wrong with a society in which there is private ownership of property? What is oppressive? What is freedom, and are we free? What roles should different forms of power play in a society? Could and should there be a genderless society? Is ethnic diversity valuable?
Equivalent(s): PHIL 436H, PHIL 436W, PHIL 437
Attributes: Inquiry (Discovery), Humanities(Disc)
Instructors: Andrew Christie

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/26/2019 12/9/2019 TR 9:40am - 11:00am HS 201