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PHIL 330 001 (Web-Oriented Course)

Social and Political Philosophy

Theories of political and legal obligation and authority, legal reasoning, society and the state. Readings in classic and contemporary texts.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Location: Vancouver

Term 1 (Sep 08, 2020 to Dec 03, 2020)

Cr/D/F Grading Change Dates

Last day to change between Credit/D/Fail and percentage grading (grading options cannot be changed after this date): September 21, 2020


Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing : September 21, 2020
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
October 30, 2020

TermDay Start TimeEnd TimeBuildingRoom
1 Tue Thu15:3017:00
Instructor: BEATTY, JOHN HENRY


Seat Summary
Total Seats Remaining:9
Currently Registered:69
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-  Perhaps the most fundamental concept of political philosophy is "authority." In the process of pursuing this central topic, we will also consider a number of related issues, including social contract theory, democratic theory, anarchism, liberalism, and justice. Readings will include classic and contemporary sources. We will also consider real life exercises (and abuses) of authority, along with some empirical studies, as sources of philosophical questions and to illustrate philosophical points. COVID-19 notice: during 2020W Term 1, this course (lectures and discussions) will be taught entirely online and asynchronously (with some synchronous options).

Book Summary :
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