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PHI 320 - Social and Political Philosophy

Analyzes the intellectual appropriation of the concept of freedom over time. Emphasis will be given to the dynamic interaction between freedom and social control in classics of Western philosophy from ancient times to modernity. Authors include Plato, Epicurus, Aristotle, Aurelius, Augustine, Hobbes, Rousseau, Marx. Part of Freedom and Social Control theme. Offered fall and winter semesters. Prerequisite: Prior work in philosophy or political science or permission of instructor.

Credits: 3

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