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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2023-24

GOVT 86.18 Contemporary Readings on Justice

This seminar covers some of the main contemporary readings on justice. Justice entails the justification of power. Readings include works from Ackerman, Nozick, Rawls, Singer, Young, Walzer, and West. Offering varying accounts of justice, each author attempts to justify power in a particular way. These justifications include utilitarianism, liberal egalitarianism, libertarianism, communitarianism, multiculturalism, and feminism. Active, sustained, and insightful participation is required. Background: one course in political theory/philosophy.



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