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Adam Daniel Moore
PHIL 332
Seattle Campus

History of Modern Political Philosophy

Examination of major political philosophies from the sixteenth century to the nineteenth century, with attention to the underlying philosophical methods and foundations.

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The central normative problem of political philosophy is this: How, if at all, can political authority be justified? A wide variety of answers have been proposed. Some have said that political authority is founded on some sort of agreement; others that it is justified by good consequences; and others, of course, have denied that it is justified at all. This course will focus on the evaluation of various answers to this question. In addition, we will consider the nature and the proper limits of political authority.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Annette R. Bernier
Date: 05/11/2012