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PHIL 5536 Philosophies of Dissent (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This seminar will explore the philosophical ideas behind the practice of dissenting against power and authority. Drawing from the history of political philosophy and social theory, the readings will explore philosophical perspectives on the just use of power and authority, as well as philosophical perspectives that seek to legitimize dissent against unjust governments. Beyond mere politics, furthermore, the existential aspects of dissent will be explored within works concerned not only with the colonization of cities by unjust governments, but also with the unjust colonization of the individual by society and politics

Instructor(s): Aspen E. Brinton

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17