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Michael I. Blake
PHIL 510
Seattle Campus

Seminar in Social Philosophy

Class description

This seminar will survey contemporary theories of justice. It will analyze Rawls's own theory of justice, together with communitarian and feminist criticisms of that theory; we will also have some focus on the international extension of these theoretical frameworks.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Seminar format.

Recommended preparation

This course is for graduate students in philosophy; others may be admitted with approval of course head.

Class assignments and grading

There are three possibilities: (1) A single paper, due at the end of the course. (2) Two papers, one due midway through the course, another due at its completion. (3) One paper, submitted for review, and then revised and resubmitted at the end of the course.

(1) Participation in class, 10% (2) Paper(s), 90%


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