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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. (Not offered 2020-21).
Prerequisite: 1 unit in philosophy, sophomore standing, or consent of instructor.