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PHL 332 Economic and Social Philosophy (3 credits)

God calls individuals and communities to be just. Philosophers argue that justice is a virtue necessary for all societies and communities. But what does justice, especially social justice, mean? The concept has a history which this course will examine by a careful reading of classic texts of Old Testament, New Testament, Aristotle, Aquinas, Locke, Marx, and Catholic Social Teaching. Contemporary issues of the working poor and economic globalization will be examined in light of the classic texts.