Modern Political Philosophy and the Human Condition

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Fall 2013 Reading Group
Meets: M 5:00pm - 7:00pm in WCC Room 4062
1 classroom credit

This reading group will examine writings of six pairs of philosophers whose very different views about justice and the common good reflect competing ideas about human nature, dignity, and destiny. Students will engage a range of perspectives, including utilitarianism, pragmatism, socialism, social liberalism, social conservatism, and libertarianism. Religious as well as secular thinkers will be considered.

Prerequisite

Enrollment in this reading group is by permission of the instructor. Interested students should send a CV and short statement of interest to Professor George at rgeorge@princeton.edu Applications are due Friday, August 23rd, and admissions decisions will be made by Friday, August 30th.

Meeting dates: The reading group will meet on the following dates: September 23, October 21, November 4, November 18, November 25, and December 2.