HS 465 : Moral and Political Philosophy

Ethics and Politics

The State-Power and Authority; Natural Law and Natural Rights; Liberty, Equality, Justice; Sovereignty, Political Obligation; Law and Morality; Punishment; Democracy.

Anarchism; Individualism; Conservatism;  Utilitarianism; Radical Humanism; Socialism; Liberalism & Communism; Civil Disobedience; Social Progress; Revolution; Terrorism and Militancy; Ethnicity, Peace and Conflict; Patriotism; Sarvodaya.

Text / Reference

Morgan, M. (ed.), Classics of Moral and Political Philosophy, 3rd edition. Indianapolis: Hackett. 2001

Will Kymlicka, Contemporary Political Philosophy: An Introduction, Oxford University Press, New York, 2002

D.D. Raphael, Problems of Political Philosophy, Macmillan, 1970.

H.J. Laski, The State in Theory and Practice, Allen Unwin, 1972.

J. Feinberg, Social Philosophy, Prentice Hall, 1972.

Benn and Peters, Social Principles and the Democratic Estate, Allen and Unwin, 1961