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Fall 2022 Course

Power: Ethics, Means, Ends

Prerequisite: None

Exam Type: Any-day take-home, or paper in lieu of exam option also available

What is power? And what principles, if any, constrain it’s exercise? This multidisciplinary course considers power of many kinds: legal power, political power, economic power, military power, gender power, sex power, race power, cultural power, psychological power, intimate power, and more. It explores the way ethical considerations shape, limit, and transform power. Close readings of important texts and case-based analysis will be used. Socratic method.