PL 160 The Challenge of Justice (Fall/Spring: 3)
Cross Listed with
This course satisfies the introductory requirement for students taking the
minor in Faith, Peace, and Justice Studies. Other students interested in
examining the problems of building a just society are welcome.
This course introduces the student to the principal understandings of justice
that have developed in the Western philosophical and theological traditions.
Care is taken to relate the theories to concrete, practical and political
problems, and to develop good reasons for choosing one way of justice rather
than another. The relationship of justice to the complementary notion of
peace will also be examined. Special attention is paid to the contribution
of Catholic theology in the contemporary public conversation about justice
and peace. Problems discussed may include human rights, hunger and poverty,
and ecological justice.
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