PHIL 353: Theories of Justice

PHIL 353-001: Theories of Justice
(Spring 2024)

03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR

Planetary Hall 126

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Section Information for Spring 2024

This course explores critical analysis of classical and contemporary theories of justice, especially with
discussion of present-day applications. Students will develop and 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. Most of the discussion will center on various
questions about justice as a basic virtue of legal, political, and social institutions. The course invites
students to critically examine their own views on controversies related to the distribution of economic
resources, oppression, criminal justice reform, freedom, conflict, equality, democracy, and rights. 

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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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