Liberalism: For and Against (PHI4104.01)

Paul Voice

This course invites students to critically engage with liberalism, the dominant political theory in Anglo-American philosophy. Students will read some of the main texts in the various traditions of contemporary liberal thought, including libertarianism, Rawlsian liberalism and utilitarian liberalism, and survey some of the central critical responses to the liberal project. The aim of the class is to acquire a detailed and critical understanding of liberal political philosophy and to assess its strengths and weaknesses.

Prerequisites: At least two classes in any of the social sciences.
Credits: 4
M 10:10am - 12:00pm; Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 18
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Four Credit, Updates, 4000, Philosophy, Paul Voice.