Middlebury

INTD 0298

Privilege & Poverty

Privilege and Poverty: The Ethics of Economic Inequality
In this course we will study the ethical implications of domestic and global economic inequality. Drawing from history, economics, sociology, philosophy, theology, and other disciplines, we will examine the causes and consequences of inequality, critically evaluate our usage of the terms “privilege” and “poverty,” and consider the range of moral responses individuals and society might have to inequality. We will ask whether it is unfair, unfortunate, or necessary that some citizens live with significantly less material wealth than others, and whether those who experience “privilege” have any moral responsibility to those who exist in “poverty.”
Subject:
Interdepartmental
Department:
Interdepartmental
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
PHL SOC
Equivalent Courses:
PHIL 0156 *
INTD 0198
PHIL 0198
RELI 0298

Sections in Fall 2017

Fall 2017

INTD0298A-F17 Lecture (Davis)
INTD0298Y-F17 Discussion (Davis)
INTD0298Z-F17 Discussion (Davis)