Your generation can solve some of today’s most pressing social and political problems. How will you think through them?
Philosophy 2 is built around the philosophical development of two questions central to the concept of a good life:
· What is justice?
o How does the concept of justice relate to the formation of social and political institutions?
o How do various theories of justice inform today’s social justice issues, from systemic racism to economic opportunities?
· What is a right?
o Do you have a right to an education?
o Do you have a right to healthcare?
o What is religious liberty?
o What is “state interest”?
· We will study a variety of sources, including, but not limited to the following:
o Epic of Gilgamesh
o Plato’s Republic
o Aristotle’s Politics
o Rousseau’s Social Contract
o American Indian political philosophy
o U.S. Constitution
o Rawls’s A Theory of Justice
o Nozick’s Anarchy, State, and Utopia