Credit Weight: 0.5 Description: A critical enquiry into the basic concepts and principles in classic and contemporary social and political philosophy. Topics include the nature and justification of political obligation, freedom and authority, and the theory of the social contract. Selected writings by such political thinkers as Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Mill, Marx, Rawls and Nozick are examined. Offering: 3-0; or 3-0

Philosophy 2517 Social and Political Philosophy

Credit Weight: 0.5 Description: A critical enquiry into the basic concepts and principles in classic and contemporary social and political philosophy. Topics include the nature and justification of political obligation, freedom and authority, and the theory of the social contract. Selected writings by such political thinkers as Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Mill, Marx, Rawls and Nozick are examined. Offering: 3-0; or 3-0




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