PHIL 3703 Political Philosophy
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as PHIL 20.
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4 hours; 4 credits
History of theories of the underlying principles of law and social organization. Principles of just distribution; rule of men versus rule of law; natural law and social contract theories; social justice versus individual liberty. Such philosophers as Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Mill, Thoreau, Rawls, and Nozick are discussed. (Not open to students who have completed Philosophy 39.)
Prerequisite: one course in philosophy or Core Studies 10 or Core Curriculum 1210 [2.1].