DPI-220: Political Philosophy for Public Policy

Semester: Not Offered

Credit: 1.0

Faculty: Arthur Applbaum


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This course explores foundational questions in political philosophy that are important for the study and practice of public policy. This year, we will concentrate on the normative concepts of freedom, consent, and responsibility that underpin a range of public policy issues. Topics include accounts of individual responsibility in social welfare and health policy, theories of punishment and taxation, and the rudiments of social contract theory. Prerequisite: one course in ethics, moral philosophy, political philosophy, or political theory.

Not offered in 2013-14.