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2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

PHL 307 - Philosophy, Public Policy and Public Affairs


2010-2011 Catalog Year

This course is devoted to a critical examination of issues and assumptions that are pertinent to the understanding of decision making in the case of public policy and affairs. Among the questions that form the foci of the course are questions such as: How should decisions about public policy or affairs be made? Could public policy be rational but unethical? Could ruthlessness be ethical if it is displayed by a public official? Must one blow the whistle on wrong doing? What is a public interest or public good? To what degree are citizens responsible for the decisions of public officials?

PREREQ: Three hours of philosophy or instructor permission.
OFFERED: Irregular
CREDIT: 3