Intro Phil: Social & Political Issues (PHIL*1010)
Code and section: PHIL*1010*01
Term: Winter 2021
Instructor: Karyn Freedman
Course Description: This course is an introduction to philosophy through the study of social and political issues. Our aim will be to become familiar with the central theories in contemporary political philosophy, such as liberalism, communitarianism, feminism and multiculturalism. We will examine these theories in an effort to help us better understand the important social and political problems facing us today.
Method of Delivery: Because of COVID-19, we will not be meeting face-to-face. Instead, we will be meeting synchronously, that is, during our regularly scheduled class meeting time. You will meet twice a week with me, and once a week with your TAs (for small seminar group discussions). I will also be posting my lecture notes on CourseLink, which you will be able to access at your own convenience.