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.) Meets the Critical Perspectives: The West in Time requirement.
|Term||Block||Title||Instructor||Location||Student Limit/ Available||Updated|
|Fall 2017||Block 1||Fundamental Debates on the Common Good||Eve Grace||Palmer Hall 13||16/2||04/23/2018|
|Fall 2017||Block 1||Fundamental Debates on the||Eve Grace||TBA||1/0||04/23/2018|
|Fall 2018||Block 1||Fundamental Debates on the Common Good||Eve Grace||TBA||16/16||04/23/2018|
|Spring 2019||Block 5||Fundamental Debates on the Common Good||John Grace, Eve Grace||TBA||16/16||04/23/2018|