PHIL 436W (01) - Social and Political Philosophy

Social & Political Philosophy

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Philosophy
Can be taken by students who are remote.
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 53111
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? Writing intensive.
Equivalent(s): PHIL 436, PHIL 436H, PHIL 437
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Inquiry (Discovery), Humanities(Disc)
Instructors: Ruth Sample

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 MWF 10:10am - 11:00am HORT 307

Booklist

Book Details
POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY:ESSENTIAL TEXTS (3RD 15)
by CAHN
Required
ISBN
978019020108
PUBLISHER
OXF
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