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Philosophical Foundations of Public Policy

This course explores several central philosophical frameworks underlying contemporary public policy debates, including various conceptions of social justice and human rights, utilitarian theory and decision theory. The role of philosophy in public policy will be illustrated through an analysis of such contemporary issues as foreign policy and human rights, tax policy, cost benefit analysis, environmental and health care issues, workfare, world population problems, and the dangerous mentally ill.

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2018 Spring

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 8573 MWF
12:00 - 12:50 pm
Eisikovits,Nir M03-0415
Session: Regular
Class Dates: 01/22/2018 - 05/09/2018
Capacity: 24
Enrolled: 24
Status: Closed
Credits: 3/3
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Course Attributes: Distribution Area: Humanities