Social and Political Philosophy
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PHIL 021. Social and Political Philosophy


What makes a society just? What are the principles of a just distribution of goods and burdens in a society? Is there a basis for state authority? If yes, what is it? If not, why not? Can punishment, especially by the state, be justified? How? Do politicians sometimes have to act immorally and „dirthy their hands”? Is everything in principle up for sale o rare there moral limits to markets? This course focuses on the above core questions of political philosophy.
PEAC eligible only when taught by PHIL instructor K. Thomason. Eligible with arranged assignment and by obtaining instructor and program coordinator written approval before drop/add period ends. 
Prerequisite: First- and second-year students must complete one course in PHIL 001 -PHIL 010 , or PHIL 012A , before enrolling in this course.
Humanities.
1 credit.
Fall 2018. Baumann.
Catalog chapter: Philosophy  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/philosophy


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