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PHIL 431 001 (Seminar)

Topics in Social and Political Philosophy

Central concepts and problems in political life and thought including obligation, citizenship, representation, justice; equality; civil rights and liberty; disobedience.

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 04, 2018 to Nov 30, 2018)

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 18, 2018


Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing : September 18, 2018
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
October 12, 2018

TermDay Start TimeEnd TimeBuildingRoom
1 Tue Thu11:0012:30Irving K Barber Learning Centre461
Instructor: ANDERSON, SCOTT ALLEN


Seat Summary
Total Seats Remaining:2
Currently Registered:23
General Seats Remaining:2
Restricted Seats Remaining*:0
-  This course will focus on the notion of freedom: its definition; its basis in political practices; its relationship to other concepts such as coercion, oppression, and equality; and its place in various approaches to political philosophy, such as liberalism and civic republicanism. While we'll briefly review some historical sources, such as Locke, Rousseau, Kant, Marx, and Mill, most of the course will focus on 20th and 21st century authors such as Berlin, Rawls, Nozick, G. A. Cohen, Nussbaum, Shklar, and Arendt.

Book Summary :
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