Contemporary Political Philosophy
Semester Two 2011
- Not Offered
Is redistribution of wealth justified? Do people have a right to what they earn in the market? Is equality of opportunity possible? Is it desirable? This course examines theories of distributive justice and their implications for economics and markets. Topics covered include: Utilitarianism; Rawls’s theory of justice; Dworkin’s equality of resources; Libertarianism; Taxation and incentives; Moral limits of the market; Universal basic income; Market socialism.
PHIL236 or POLS201 or PHIL239 or B average in 45 points above 100 level in relevant subjects (e.g. PHIL, POLS, ECON, MSCI, LAWS, or SOCI) with approval of the Programme Coordinator.