PHIL 224 - Global Justice
Section: 201
Term: SU 2013
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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The bottom 60% of the U.S. population owns just 4.2% of the nation's wealth. That's the same share of global wealth possessed by the bottom 68% of the global population. This course addresses two basic kinds of questions about these inequalities in wealth:

  • First, what causes them, and what is their effect upon economic growth? If we wanted to mitigate these global inequalities, how best could we do it, and how much would it cost?
  • Second, what, if anything, ought to be done about them? Do the poor have just claim to some of the wealthiest's possessions, in this country or across countries, and if so, why?

This course will integrate social scientific and philosophical methods of analysis to seek answers to these questions.

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Some familiarity with economic methods is recommended but not required.

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PHIL 224 - Global Justice
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201 (LEC)
WF 10:00AM - 12:00PM
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ISBN: 0135142415
Justice and economic distribution, Author: [edited by] John Arthur, William H. Shaw., Publisher: Prentice Hall 2nd ed. 1991
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