17.01J / 24.04J Justice, Spring 2006
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This course explores three fundamental questions about the ideal of a just society and the place of values of liberty and equality in such a society. Answers to the questions provided by three contemporary theories of justice: Utilitarianism, Libertarianism, and Egalitarian Liberalism will be examined. To assess the strengths and weaknesses of these theories, a discussion of their implications for some topics of ongoing moral-political controversy will also be covered.
just society, values of liberty, equality, utilitarianism, libertarianism, egalitarian liberalism, moral-political controversy, sexual morality, financing schools and elections, religious liberty, labor markets, health care, affirmative action, abortion, global justice, 17.01J, 24.04J