本课程是道德与政治哲学导论。它探讨了古典和当代的正义理论，并将这些理论应用于当代的法律和政治争议。主题包括平权行动、收入分配、同性婚姻、市场角色、关于权利（人权和财产权）的辩论、赞成和反对平等的争论以及公共和私人生活中的忠诚困境。本课程邀请学生将自己对这些争议的看法，纳入批判性考试。主要的读物是由亚里士多德，约翰·洛克，Immanuel Kant，约翰·穆勒和John Rawls的文本。我们还读了一些关于政治问题的当代法庭案例和文章，提出了一些哲学问题。
This course is an introduction to moral and political philosophy. It explores classical and contemporary theories of justice, and applies these theories to contemporary legal and political controversies. Topics include affirmative action, income distribution, same-sex marriage, the role of markets, debates about rights (human rights and property rights), arguments for and against equality, and dilemmas of loyalty in public and private life. The course invites students to subject their own views on those controversies to critical examination. The principal readings are texts by Aristotle, John Locke, Immanuel Kant, John Stuart Mill, and John Rawls. We also read some contemporary court cases and articles about political issues that raise philosophical questions.