Michael I. Blake
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
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%