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Contemporary Political Philosophy

Examines works of influential recent or contemporary political philosophers, with a focus on debates raised initially by the works of prominent liberal theorist John Rawls. The concepts or topics discussed reflect concerns central to contemporary political philosophy: justice and liberalism, discourse and the public, equality and law, representation and diversity, sovereignty, and human rights, and capabilities and globalization. In addition to Rawls, authors discussed may include Dworkin, Habermas, Sandel, Young, and Sen. Meets the Critical Learning: SHB requirement.

Prerequisite: 1 unit in philosophy, sophomore standing, or consent of instructor.

Degree requirement — Critical Learning: SHB

1 unit — McEnnerney

Offerings

Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Fall 2021 Block 2 Contemporary Political Philosophy Dennis McEnnerney Armstrong Hall 130 18 / 6 09/23/2021
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