Undergraduate Course Catalog 2008-2009
COURSE: 15-355 Philosophy of Rights (3)
Focusing on international issues, this course investigates the meaning of rights from a historical and contemporary perspective. The students will then examine the contemporary problems associated with human rights abuses as they pertain to refugees, penal matters, terrorism, organized crime and corruption, disarmament, and health. Possible philosophers to be studied include John Locke, Immanuel Kant, John Rawls, Robert Nozick, and Jurgen Habermas. Prerequisite: 15-110 Introduction to Philosophy or consent of the instructor. Offered: Every other year.