Introduces contemporary political thought centered around the ideal of justice and the realities of injustice. Examines what a just society might look like and how we should understand various forms of oppression and domination. Studies three theories of justice (utilitarianism, libertarianism, and egalitarian liberalism) and brings them into conversation with other traditions of political thought (critical theory, communitarianism, republicanism, and post-structuralism). Readings cover foundational debates about equality, freedom, recognition, and power.
This class has no prerequisites.
24.04 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by B. Zacka.
Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 32-155.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H. This class counts as a CI-H.
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