PHIL 353: Theories of Justice

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

A critical analysis of classical and contemporary theories of justice, with discussion of present-day applications, that develops an understanding of how philosophers approach questions related to justice, how they reach conclusions about justice within and outside of formal institutions, and how they argue for them. Examines questions about justice as a basic virtue of legal, political, and social institutions and invites students to critically examine their own views on controversies related to such issues as the distribution of economic resources, oppression, criminal justice reform, freedom, conflict, equality, democracy, and rights. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: Three credits of philosophy or permission of the instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.