Privilege and Poverty
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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.” (not open to students who have taken RELI/INTD 0298) 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc.
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INTD 0198

All Sections in Spring 2020

Spring 2020

INTD0198A-S20 Lecture (Viner)
INTD0198X-S20 Discussion (Viner)
INTD0198Y-S20 Discussion (Viner)
INTD0198Z-S20 Discussion (Viner)