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Spring 2022 Philosophy UN3800 section 001
PHILOSOPHY, JUSTICE AND SOCIAL ACTIVISM
PHILOSOPHY, JUSTICE AND S

Call Number 13763
Day & Time
Location
W 4:10pm-6:00pm
602 Northwest Corner Building
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required Instructor
Instructor Christia Mercer
Type SEMINAR
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description In his Theses on Feuerbach, Karl Marx writes, “Philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it.” The questions to ask in response to Marx’s exhortation include: how do we recognize the need for change and appropriately effect it? What are the relations between our goals and the means to them? How can we better understand our goals to make the means more suitable? When we organize to produce results, what are we doing? Do we know exactly who and what we want to change? What are the “ethics of process”? What exactly do we do when we organize? A tentative definition: to organize is to bring together individuals who have common interests in a way that will enhance their power. What kind of power is this? What other forms of power are there? What is the best form of coordinating among individuals? If we better understand the dynamics of organizing, should we reconceive our goals accordingly? How do we better tap into shared values and concerns? What temptations and distractions get in the way of our goals? What problems prevent us from achieving them? Do we have goals that can be achieved? If not, how can we revise them?
Web Site Vergil
Department Philosophy
Enrollment 18 students (20 max) as of 8:03AM Saturday, June 25, 2022
Subject Philosophy
Number UN3800
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20221PHIL3800W001

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