Philosophy and society

Humans, as social creatures, are drawn to live together, yet philosophers are divided on how to best achieve a functioning society. Some societies appear to be based on utilitarianism, while others hold liberalism dear. Is there a right and a wrong way to live in a society?

[Some of the philosophers we will be discussing: John Locke, Immanuel Kant, John Rawls]

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Course testimonials:

  • The facilitator was very knowledgeable on the subject. There was good participant discussion and debate.
  • Not too heavy, not too light... just right. Lots to think about. My very first zoom experience and did not really expect to connect ..... using phone and had no idea how it all would work... have been isolated from grandchildren. Hopefully will get microphone going next time .
  • Interaction between presenter and participants was helpful. Handouts meant I did not have to take notes, and provided avenues for further reading. This was a topic of which I had little knowledge, but now feel more informed and keen to discover more.