Aug 18, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

PHL 3030 - Global Justice

Credits: 4
This course examines questions of justice that arise beyond the state and between states. We will begin by considering the question of how justice between states or at the global level differs from justice within states. While cosmopolitan theorists emphasize that we have duties of justice towards all human beings, nationalists argue that we have stronger duties towards our fellow citizens. Is it morally permissible for states to act in their own national interests when this harms the people of other states? While we will primarily be considering questions of justice from a moral perspective, we will also consider current international law. Topics will include issues of justice concerning international human rights law, world poverty, refugees, climate change, military intervention, humanitarian intervention, international trade, and global labor practices.  Area Requirement for Philosophy:  Ethics
Prerequisite(s): Any 1000 level course in Philosphy.  
Fulfills: E in LS Core