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M.Phil 565 Political Philosophy (3 Credits)

This course explores the important themes in political philosophy, emphasizing the way through which key concepts of political thought have evolved from ancient Greece to contemporary western society. This course will study works of classical and modern political theorists such as Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Mill, Rawls and Nozick as well as discuss topics as the nature of the state and distributive justice.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the general historical development of the discipline of philosophy
  • Identify key major historical figures in philosophy.
  • Ask philosophical questions and incorporate philosophical positions in oral and written communications.