Intro Phil: Social and Political Issues (PHIL*1010)
Code and section: PHIL*1010*01
Term: Fall 2022
Instructor: Mark McCullagh
Method of Delivery:
Each week: 2 hrs lectures, 1 hr small group discussion meeting
We will read and discuss some classic texts on Political Philosophy by Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes and Rawls. Then we will read and discuss some more recent writings on topics such as whether people in rich countries are obliged to help those in poor countries; what obligations parents have towards children; whether multiculturalism conflicts with liberalism.
Assignments & Means of Evaluation:
- One discussion-starter presentation - 15%
- Two discussion-response presentations (7.5 points each) - 15%
- Two in-class tests - 40%
- Final exam - 30%
This course uses online resources.