Political Philosophy: The Social Contract Tradition (ETHICSOC 176, PHIL 276, POLISCI 137A, POLISCI 337A)

PHIL
176
Instructors
Wenar, L. (PI)
Chavez, E. (TA)
Section Number
1
(Graduate students register for 276.) What makes political institutions legitimate? What makes them just? When do citizens have a right to revolt against those who rule over them? Which of our fellow citizens must we tolerate?Surprisingly, the answers given by some of the most prominent modern philosophers turn on the idea of a social contract. We will focus on the work of Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, and Rawls.
Grading
Letter or Credit/No Credit
Requirements
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II, WAY-ER
Units
4
Undergraduate
Course Tags
Political and Moral Philosophy
Academic Year
Quarter
Winter
Section Days
Tuesday Thursday
Start Time
10:30 AM
End Time
11:50 AM
Location
Remote