PHI 246 CONTEMP POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
How can citizens become duty-bound to obey the state? What constitutes legitimate use of state power? Is political equality exhausted by equality under law? This course will explore the problem of political obligation, the limits of liberty and the nature of justice and equality. Readings from Rawls, Nozick and Cohen to Scanlon, Dworkin and Nagel.
Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have taken one course in philosophy; and to others with permission of the instructor.
Enrollment limited to 28 students.
A6, MOIB, MOIE