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Gender and Justice

PHIL 268
Spring 2012
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: FGSS 270
Certificates: Social, Cultural and Critical Theory

In this course, we will evaluate the requirements of gender equity in light of the human requirement to be cared for when vulnerable. First, we will consider the status of care as a value, practice, and socially necessary labor. We will then evaluate whether the concerns raised by feminist philosophers of care Eva Kittay and Virginia Held can be reconciled with a liberal theory of justice. Liberal philosopher John Stuart Mill was particularly insightful about gendered socialization, and we will focus on his views as well as those of John Rawls and Martha Nussbaum. Additional topics to be covered in the course include the role of autonomy in liberalism, the conflicts and potential for compatibility between autonomy and care, and the capabilities approach.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS PHIL
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on APR-24-2014
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