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PHIL-702 Graduate Seminar in Philosophy (3-12)

Course Level: Graduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Intensive study of selected problems under individual direction. Topics include history of philosophy, metaphysics, logic, epistemology, philosophy of science, value theory, philosophy of religion, social philosophy, and Eastern philosophy. Usually offered every spring (odd years).

PHIL-702 001
Term: SPRING 2016
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Philosophy and Human Rights
Appeals to human rights assume that we have a clear understanding of what these rights are, who deserves them, and why we have a moral obligation to enforce them. By reading the formative Human Rights Documents, and using the resources of continental philosophy, critical legal theory, and political theory, students critique these assumptions by examining such concrete issues as genocidal rape, refugees, and nationalism/sovereignty, and asking: What is the future of human rights?