|Individual Morality & Social Justice
How should I live? What is worth valuing? What does justice demand of us? These are among the most difficult, and often disconcerting, questions that we face. In this course, we will try to face them philosophically, by considering the answers proposed by some of the greatest thinkers in the history of the subject: Plato, Hobbes, Hume, Kant, Sidgwick and Nietzsche.
This course presupposes no prior work in philosophy — only a willingness to think carefully, critically, and in an open-minded spirit.