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Undergraduate Course Details
Number PHL 305
Title Social and Political Philosophy
Credits 3.0
Distribution W/DI


The course examines major normative theories of society and politics. Particular attention will be paid to questions of justice, rights, liberty, equality, natural law, and political obligations. Theories studied include libertarianism, contractarianism, communitarianism, utilitarianism, democratic theory, capitalism, socialism, Marxism, anarchism, environmentalism, or other significant theories of social and political philosophy. Not open to students who have received credit for PHL305A. Three lecture hours per week.