PHIL 366 - Introduction to Political Philosophy
Winter 2017, Section 001
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Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Requirements & Distribution:
Enforced Prerequisites:
One philosophy course with at least C-.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course will explore issues in modern political philosophy through historical and contemporary writings. Texts will be explored in the context of the political problems the authors are trying to address. We will also consider how historical texts can inform our understanding of current political problems. Likely themes to be explored in class include social contract theory, distributive justice, social inequality, immigration, international trade, and criminal justice (with special attention paid to issues arising from Black Lives Matter). Grades will be based on two papers, a midterm exam, a final exam, and class participation. Anyone interested in political philosophy/theory/political economy is welcome to this course.

Course Requirements:

Class Format:

There will be 2 hours of lecture & 2 hours of discussion each week.


PHIL 366 - Introduction to Political Philosophy
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 10:00AM - 11:00AM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
MW 11:00AM - 12:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
MW 4:00PM - 5:00PM

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