PHIL 442 - Topics in Political Philosophy
Fall 2013, Section 001 - Foundations of Contemporary Political and Social Philosophy
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Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Enforced Prerequisites:
PHIL 361, 366 or 367, completed with a grade of C- or better; or graduate standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Focusing on issues about rationality, custom, motivation, shared action, and social change, we will examine some of the foundational texts of modern political and social philosophy, including some or all of the following: Hume, Rousseau, Hegel, Mill, Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Durkheim, and Weber, as well as some contemporary work in anthropology, economics, and psychology.

Course Requirements:

Assignments will likely include a number of short reaction papers and in-class exercises as well as a more substantial term paper.

Intended Audience:

Students with some experience in philosophy, political science, or economics, or permission of the instructor

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PHIL 442 - Topics in Political Philosophy
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM

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