Course Code PHIL 324
Course Title Social and Political Philosophy
Online Offers
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Chris Lowry)
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

An examination of central issues in social and political philosophy. This course draws on both contemporary and historical readings to discuss issues such as: Does the state have legitimate authority to govern? What is the just way to distribute resources? What is the value of equality? Of liberty? What rights, if any, do we have, and why?

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam Spring 2021 course outline (note 2)
Author(s) Christopher Lowry
Coordinator Gerry Callaghan
  • Prerequisite: Level at least 2A
System Requirements
  • A computer with Internet access is required for all online and multimodal courses. Please see the System Requirements.
Taught in English
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