An examination of alternative theories of justice—utilitarianism, rights theories, social contract theory, and communitarianism—and the implications of those theories for problems of liberty, equality, and community. Readings drawn principally from the work of contemporary political philosophers, including Rawls, Nozick, Dworkin, Walzer, MacIntyre, and Buchanan.
This class has no prerequisites.
24.04[J] will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by L. Stanczyk.
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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