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Topics in Contemporary Political Theory

Level
Semester
Units
4
Number
215B
CCN
71939
Course Description

In this seminar we will explore some key concepts in contemporary political philosophy, including justice, equality, democracy, and rights.  Topics will include the metrics of distributive justice, the relation between justice and equality, and tensions between democracy and rights. The course has no prerequisites, though previous coursework in political theory or philosophy would be helpful.

Requirements

This course is cross-listed with School of Law  " Foundations of Political Philosophy "

The first class meeting will be on Thursday January 20 

Location:  seminar room 102.    2240 Piedmont Ave.  

Prerequisites

 

If you are a Berkeley PhD student outside the Political Science Dept and are interested in taking the course, please write to Prof. Song at ssong@law.berkeley.edu with a brief statement of your interest.