Political Philosophy (Global Justice) OpenCourseWare: A Free Graduate Study Class by MIT on Economic Justice and Human Rights

Published Jan 28, 2009

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Expand your knowledge of the complex issues surrounding global justice in this free OpenCourseWare presented by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 'Political Philosophy: Global Justice' offers an in-depth study of the foundations of justice and how it applies to countries around the globe. This graduate-level course is an excellent supplemental class for those seeking a master's in political science.

Political Philosophy (Global Justice): Course Specifics

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Political Philosophy (Global Justice): Course Description

The topics of global political and economic justice and human rights are explored in this free OpenCourseWare offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Developed by Professors Joshua Cohen, Thomas Scanlon and Amartya Sen, 'Political Philosophy: Global Justice' was taught in tandem with Harvard's Philosophy 271 class in Spring 2003. Students are challenged to think about themes such as political morals, self-determination of states and natural rights versus human rights and relate them to global justice. Specific class topics include cosmopolitanism, immigration and self-determination. These concepts are taught through extensive reading of political journals and philosophical writings, including Immanuel Kant and John Rawls. Students will demonstrate their understanding by writing a paper on global justice. This free OpenCourseWare is offered through the Political Science Department and was originally taught in lecture format.

This OpenCourseWare includes lecture notes, a calendar outline, an example of a student paper and a list of recommended readings. Those interested in taking 'Political Philosophy: Global Justice', can visit the philosophy of global justice course page.

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