PSC 240 - Introduction to Political Thought

Introduction to normative political theories, that is, theories about the normal foundations of politics. Most political science addresses questions about how the world works. Instead, answers to questions about how the world ought to work are emphasized. Political philosophy is therefore a component of the realm of philosophical inquiry known as “ethics.” Explores different ethical theories in the class, but the focus is on applying them specifically to political problems.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Fall 2017