Perspectives on Justice
- Lecture/Discussion: 3
This course is designed around the ancient and core philosophical question, ‘what is justice?' Students will be introduced to the fundamental concepts of justice theory and will explore classical and contemporary theories. Topics may include punishment and vengeance, morality, social order and the social contract, justification of the state, capital punishment, human rights, and formal equality (as promised under the law) and substantive inequality (that exists in the social order), among other topics.
- Registration status: Year 3 or Year 4 or permission of the department.