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LEC # TOPICS KEY DATES
1 Introduction  
I. UTILITARIANISM
2 Classical Utilitarianism  
3 Communal Norms  
4 Revisionist Utilitarianism  
5 The Harm Principle  
6 The Utility of Speech  
7 The Utility of Liberty Quiz 1 due
8 The Utility of Democracy Paper 1 due
II. LIBERTARIANISM
9 Rights as Side-constraints  
10 Against Redistribution  
11 The Entitlement Theory Quiz 2 due
12 Justice in Acquisition  
13 Justice in Transfer  
14 Is the Equality of Opportunity Principle Incoherent? Paper 2 due
III. EGALITARIAN LIBERALISM
15 Justice as Fairness  
16 Markets & Moral Desert  
17 Equal Opportunity & Effort Quiz 3 due
18 Justice & the Family  
19 Justice & the Social Ethos  
20 Money & Elections  
21 Justice & Basic Income  
22 Justice & Reciprocity  
23 Justice & the Ghetto Poor  
24 Justice & the Global Poor  
25 Justice & Immigration  
26 Conclusion Paper 3 due

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