PHIL 576 - Topics in Social-Political Philosophy
Section: 001 Egalitarianism
Term: WN 2012
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Credits:
3
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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The theme of this offering of PHIL 576 is egalitarianism, with an emphasis on foundational issues (on what basis can we be said to be equals?) and on the relations of equality to freedom and bondage. In the historical portion of this course we will read important but largely neglected works, focusing on the origins and legacies of the "radical enlightenment," beginning with the Levellers (Lilburne, Overton, Walwyn) and perhaps the Cartesian feminist François Poullain de La Barre, continue with thinkers of the American and French American revolutions (Paine, Sieyes), culminating in work by Toussaint Louverture, the leader of the Haitian revolution, which established the first state founded on radical enlightenment principles of universal freedom and human rights. The second part of the course will turn to various contemporary egalitarians and their critics.

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PHIL 576 - Topics in Social-Political Philosophy
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001 (SEM)
P
28491
Open
6
7Graduate Standing
-
Tu 2:30PM - 5:00PM
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Coursepack Location:
Ctools
ISBN: 080147339X
The illusions of egalitarianism, Author: John Kekes., Publisher: Cornell University Press 2006
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