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PHL 240: Social-Political Philosophy

In this course, students will be introduced to classical social-political philosophies such as Political Naturalism, Social Contract Theory, Marxism, Utilitarianism, Contemporary Political Liberalism, and Feminist Political Theory. The conceptions of human nature that underlie these theories and the forms of government that arise therefrom will also be discussed. Additionally, social-political issues such as economic justice, war, restrictions to liberty, unjustified discrimination, and environmental justice will be analyzed using at least four social-political philosophies.

Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6

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