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PHIL 531A 002 (Seminar)

Political Philosophy - POLITICAL PHIL

This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

Credits: 3

Location: Vancouver

Term 2 (Jan 06, 2020 to Apr 08, 2020)

Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing : January 17, 2020
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
February 14, 2020

TermDay Start TimeEnd TimeBuildingRoom
2 Wed14:0017:00

Seat Summary
Total Seats Remaining:16
Currently Registered:9
General Seats Remaining:16
Restricted Seats Remaining*:0
-  This section will be held in BUCH D324. Topic: Coercion and power in political philosophy This seminar will consider two of the foundational issues in social and political philosophy: how to understand coercion and (social) power, both between the state institutions and citizens, and between different powerful actors in society. We will look at several contrasting approaches to coercion, and how they fit into larger theories of political philosophy, and then at various ways of conceptualizing power as a factor in political theory as well. We will also connect these concerns to theories of state justification, democracy, moral psychology, and ethics. Key framing questions include how does coercion relate to power and what role should power play in a theory of justice or state legitimacy.

Book Summary :
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