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LAWS 6611 Global Justice and Human Rights (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course will study the history of the idea of global justice from its early inception in Stoic law to its formulation in social contract theory in Hobbes and Locke, through Kant's idea of cosmopolitan justice, and on to its contemporary reconstruction in John Rawls, David Held, Jurgen Habermas, and Thomas Pogge. In the context of examining the status of global justice we will consider the problem of world poverty and how human rights can be defended in a global context with the ever-increasing problems associated with homelessness on a world scale.


Instructor(s): David M. Rasmussen

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: PHIL6611

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13