Spring 2011 Schedule of Courses

PHILOSOPHY 490/590: GLOBAL JUSTICE

TUESDAY, THURSDAY
SECTION 1, 12:30 - 1:45 P.M.

PROFESSOR STEVEN DASKAL

REQUIRED TEXTS
John Rawls, The Law of Peoples, 1st ed.
David Miller, National Responsibility and Global Justice, 1st ed.
Gillian Brock, Global Justice, 1st ed.

COURSE CONTENT
In this course we will explore current issues in global justice. The central focus of the course will be on questions about the appropriate role and significance of national boundaries. We will address questions such as: What obligations of justice does one have to citizens of other nations? How do these differ from the obligations one has to one’s fellow citizens? To what extent does it make sense to respect the traditional idea of national sovereignty? In what ways are states legitimately entitled to regulate immigration?

COURSE FORMAT
The course will be a mix of lecture and discussion. Attendance and participation will be mandatory. Students will write short weekly response papers as well as two longer essays.