Philosophy 290-4

Spring 2023

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
290-4 Graduate Seminar–Political Philosophy: The case for political realism vs. political moralism Sluga W 12-2 Philosophy 234

In his late writings Bernard Williams sought to make a case for political realism as against a political moralism he identified with Kant, Rawls, and Habermas. But what is political realism? The seminar will explore this question through reference to Williams’ In the Beginning was the Deed and Truth and Truthfulness. We will also be looking at writings by Raymond Geuss, Michel Foucault, John Dunn, Ci Jiwei, and a few others.