PHIL 442 - Topics in Political Philosophy
Section: 001
Term: FA 2012
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Credits:
3
Enforced Prerequisites:
PHIL 361, 366 or 367 with a grade of C- or better; or graduate standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course explores political philosophy in the post-WWII era. Topics to be explored include Rawlsian and post-Rawlsian egalitarian theory, libertarianism right and left, representative vs. participatory democracy, theories of global justice, and rights and the anti-racist struggle for recognition. Competing theories of equality, liberty, democracy, and human rights will be stressed throughout the course. Class sessions will combine lecture and discussion. There will be two papers and a final examination.

PHIL 442 - Topics in Political Philosophy
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
30615
Open
3
 
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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Note:
Other readings will be made available online in CTools. Revised edition of Rawls preferred, but online prices are so ridiculous I have ordered the original edition.
ISBN: 0674017722
A theory of justice, Author: John Rawls., Publisher: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press Original e 1971
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 069114446X
Free Market Fairness, Publisher: Princeton University Press 2012
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 019989261X
Why Some Things Should Not Be for Sale, Author: Satz, Debra, Publisher: Oxford PAPERBACK
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 9780691151236
The priority of democracy : political consequences of pragmatism, Author: Jack Knight and James Johnson., Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
Required
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