PHIL 214 Modern Ideologies

Spring, Fall
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This course examines various “isms” that compete to organize social, political and economic life. What are the beliefs of liberals, conservatives, socialists, feminists, nationalists, fascists etc.? How wide is the spectrum of particular ideological beliefs? Can different ideological beliefs be synthesized? Do political beliefs function like religious beliefs? Are there rational grounds for choosing among them? Is "ideological thinking" necessary and good or something to avoid?