Social and Political Philosophy

PHL 1010 3 Quarter Hours
Course Level Undergraduate
Description Examines theories of social change, social institutions, and major contemporary political theories. Asks general questions, such as what constitutes a good state, what actions are right or wrong, and explores differing answers to those questions. Contrasts Immanuel Kant's view that actions are intrinsically moral to John Stuart Mill's theory that the end result determines the rightness or wrongness of an act. Includes material from social theorists such as Paley, Nietzsche, B. F. Skinner, and Ayer. Prereq. PHL 1001.

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  • Summer Term
    Jul 28, 2014 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Term
    Sep 8, 2014 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 20, 2014 (6-week classes)

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