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PHL 520

Social and Political Philosophy

What is power, and who really holds it in our society? Is a government's power over us legitimate, and what are its proper limits? Do modern liberal democracies really succeed in giving power to ordinary people? When is it right for citizens to rebel against the powers that be? Such questions and others will be addressed by way of a study of some of the classic works in social and political philosophy.
Weekly Contact: Lecture:3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1
Liberal Studies: UL

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Philosophy