Philosophical Perspectives on Law and Politics (21267). 2 units. This course will explore recent works of social and political philosophy with the aim of evaluating their relevance to the formation of law and public policy. The guiding question of the course is: can sustained philosophical analysis be useful in shaping our ideas about contentious legal and political issues? Alternatively: is contemporary philosophy relevant to the concerns of lawyers and policymakers? We will discuss a wide range of philosophical issues, and also draw on work from various academic disciplines besides philosophy. Topics will include: implicit bias and epistemic injustice; pornography and objectification; the moral limits of economic markets; race, criminal justice, and integration; and the relationship between propaganda and democracy. Short paper encouraged or optional self-scheduled examination. Enrollment limited to twenty. S. Shpall.
Note: You may browse the syllabus for this course through the YLS:Inside course site.
SLB - 108 (Wed) Grade mode: graded CRN: 23970
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