Global Justice: Ethics in an Interconnected World


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LSO431 - Global Justice: Ethics in an Interconnected World

In this course, we examine the ethics of globalization: What is justice in our globally interconnected world? Do obligations of justice extend beyond national borders? If they do, how can justify, and then act upon, our duties to distant others? A key theme throughout the course is the issue of global poverty: we begin with an historical assessment of how the world came to be so economically unequal, and then turn to the ethical consequences of such inequality. On what philosophical grounds can we condemn the world as it is? The course then concludes with the question of reform: What, exactly, would a more just world look like? And how can we bring that world into being, practically speaking?

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