PHIL 121. Social and Political Philosophy

This seminar deals with basic questions in social and political philosophy such as the following: What is a good state or a good government? How does politics relate to ideas of a good life? Is there an inescapable tension between politics and morality? Can one justify State authority? What is the nature and role of power and liberty in all this? How should benefits and burdens be distributed in a society? What is justice? What, if any, are the moral limits of markets? We will discuss both classical and contemporary approaches
2 credits.
Spring 2019. Baumann.
Catalog chapter: Philosophy  
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