2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
    Sep 15, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHIL 133 - Reason and Political Disagreement


In this course, we will investigate the role that reason and rational argument play in the fractious and diverse debates typical of so much of contemporary politics, and we will do so by examining one particular debate in detail. This is a Problems of Practice course and, as such, we will not only study the relevant, highly regarded arguments, but we will also engage with real world participants and stakeholders in the debate, seeing first hand the real-world impact of abstract arguments and theorizing. We pay particular attention to how rational argument functions and whether or not such argument provides promise for healing these divides.

Course Designation/Attribute: POP

Anticipated Terms Offered: periodicaaly