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PS150 – Fundamental Debates on the Common Good

A major controversy in the history of Western political philosophy has been over the foundation and aims of political rule. Crucial to this debate is the question of the character and limits of a 'common good,' and indeed, the question whether such a good can even exist. Basic but competing perspectives, drawn from ancient, medieval, modern, and contemporary texts, will be examined, and stress will be placed on how the question of the 'common good' continues to animate political debate, as well as on its potential for shaping a student's moral and political outlook. (Offered as an FYE course.)


TermBlockTitleInstructorLocationStudent Limit/ AvailableUpdated
Fall 2018 Block 1 Fundamental Debates on the Common Good Eve Grace Palmer Hall 125 16/4 01/23/2019
Spring 2019 Block 5 Fundamental Debates on the Common Good John Grace, Eve Grace Palmer Hall 13 16/5 01/23/2019