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PHIL 1160 The Challenge of Justice (Fall/Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course introduces the student to the principal understandings of justice that have developed in the Western philosophical and theological traditions. Care is taken to relate the theories to concrete, practical and political problems, and to develop good reasons for choosing one way of justice rather than another. The relationship of justice to the complementary notion of peace will also be examined. Special attention is paid to the contribution of Catholic theology in the contemporary public conversation about justice and peace. Problems discussed may include human rights, hunger and poverty, and ecological justice.


Instructor(s): Matthew Mullane and Meghan Sweeney

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: THEO2160

Comments: This course satisfies the introductory requirement for students taking the minor in Faith, Peace, and Justice Studies. Other students interested in examining the problems of building a just society are welcome.


Last Updated: 17-Nov-15