Contemporary Political Philosophy
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Division: The New School for Social Research
Course Number: GPOL 6424
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This course will consist of:(i) a critical encounter with the two dominant positions in mainstream political philosophy: liberalism and republicanism; and(ii) a discussion of the resources available in more radical traditions of political thought, anarchism and socialism.We will pursue these themes though a number of issues that are central in contemporary political life. These will include :(i) the relationship between religion and politics ('secularism'); (ii) multiculturalism & citizenship; (iii) social inequality and politics; (iv) freedom and the reach of the state; (v) human rights and imperial projects.