May 17, 2022  
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

PHIL 235 - Political Philosophy

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: One 100-level, three-credit course in philosophy
This course explores different theories of the grounding, nature, and scope of rights and liberties, such as: What does it mean to call something a “human right”? How should we understand liberty? Are there different conceptions of liberty underlying different political theories? Other topics include such things as the relation between rights and responsibility, the relation between a theory of morality and a system of legal rights, and the possible conflicts between liberty and community. Offered alternate years. (CHUM)