Catalogue 2013 - 2014

PH 230 Social and Political Philosophy

Credits

3 cr.

Prerequisite

Sophomore standing.

Course Description

This is an examination of basic questions of social and political philosophy focusing on issues of justice, equality, liberty, and rights. Combining the work of classical and modern political thinkers, the course addresses such questions as the following: "Should all people be treated equally?" "What makes a society just?" "How much liberty should people have?" "What rights do people have?" "What is the best form of government?" and "Is capitalism preferable to socialism?"

Notes

Formerly PH 303.

Distribution

MR

Offered

in alternate years.