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Politics

POLI 301 Liberalism and Its Critics (1)

This course analyzes the debates between liberalism’s defenders, including John Stuart Mill, Isaiah Berlin, Friedrich Hayek and Judith Shklar and liberalism’s critics, especially feminists, communitarians, Marxists and conservatives. The course engages these debates not only at the philosophical level but also at the level of public policy, including contemporary controversies over pornography, children’s rights, environmentalism, immigration, affirmative action and “hate speech.”

Prerequisite: One of 100 level POLI, POLI 203, POLI 212, POLI 213 or consent of instructor

  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Instructor: Ellis