Justice, Reason and Culture
What is just, & what shapes the way we answer this question? The first half of this class examines the different ways that philosophers have defined social justice. In the second half of the class, we examine the context in which judgments about justice take place. We discuss questions such as: Can we arrive at our conclusions through independent reasoning, or are we most deeply shaped by the culture in which we live or values that transcend our choices? Given the fact of diversity within & between cultures, how should societies navigate conflicting views of social justice? Students will be encouraged to develop their own views on these issues throughout the course.
- Old Course Number: E53.1141