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PHIL 112 Introduction to Social Philosophy • 5 Cr.

Description:

Introduces fundamental social and political theories, such as Mill's libertarianism and Rawls's social contract theory. Students also examine concepts of liberty, justice, civil disobedience, democracy, and political rights.

Details:

May be used as social science or humanities course requirement, not both, at BC.

Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Define key terms found in the context of social philosophy.
  • Explain and assess ethical and social theories relevant to organizing a just society or state.
  • Argue for or against freedom of speech, thought, and activity.
  • Assess the strengths or weaknesses of John Stuart Mill’s position on civil liberties.
  • Explain and assess John Rawls’s social contract theory.
  • Explain and assess theories and assumptions made by specified advocates for social change.

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3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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