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PHIL 330 Social and Political Philosophy
Theories of political and legal obligation and authority, legal reasoning, society and the state. Readings in classic and contemporary texts.
Pre-reqs: (PHIL 230 is strongly recommended.)
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This course will make a quick survey of the ancient and early-modern roots of Western political philosophy (reading excerpts of writings by
Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Marx, and Mill), after which its main focus will be on writings by notable scholars of the last 50 years,
organized around a series of central topics: rights, liberty, justice, equality, and the treatment of minorities and groups. Along the way, we
will take note of some of the broader political programs which offer systematic answers to the sorts of problems covered in this course.
These include liberalism, libertarianism, republicanism, communism, communitarianism, and feminism. Contemporary thinkers will include
writers such as Berlin, Rawls, Nozick, Young, and Nussbaum.