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1 Introduction No readings
I. UTILITARIANISM
2 Classical Utilitarianism

Burns, J. H., and H. L. A. Hart, eds. “Of the Principle of Utility.” Chapter 1 in An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation: The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham. Oxford University Press, 1996. ISBN: 9780198205166.

———. “Value of a Lot of Pleasure or Pain, How to be Measured.” Chapter 4 in An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation: The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham. Oxford University Press, 1996. ISBN: 9780198205166.

———. “Cases Unmeet for Punishment.” Chapter 13 in An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation: The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham. Oxford University Press, 1996. ISBN: 9780198205166.

———. “Of the Limits of the Penal Branch of Jurisprudence.” Section 1 of Chapter 17 in An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation: The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham. Oxford University Press, 1996. ISBN: 9780198205166.

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3 Communal Norms

Bowers v. Hardwick. U.S. Supreme Court, 1986.

Lawrence, et al. v. Texas. U.S. Supreme Court, 2003.

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4 Revisionist Utilitarianism

Mill, John Stuart. “What Utilitarianism Is.” Chapter 2 in Utilitarianism. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2010. ISBN: 9781453857526.

Nozick, Robert. “The Experience Machine.” In Anarchy, State, and Utopia. Basic Books, 1977. ISBN: 9780465097203.

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5 The Harm Principle

Mill, John Stuart. “Introductory.” Chapter 1 in On Liberty. Simon & Brown, 2012. ISBN: 9781613823736.

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6 The Utility of Speech

———. “Of the Liberty of Thought and Discussion.” Chapter 2 in On Liberty. Simon & Brown, 2012. ISBN: 9781613823736.

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7 The Utility of Liberty

———. “Of Individuality, as One of the Elements of Well-being.” Chapter 3 in On Liberty. Simon & Brown, 2012. ISBN: 9781613823736.

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8 The Utility of Democracy

———. “That the Ideally Best Form of Government is Representative Government.” Chapter 3 in Considerations on Representative Government. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011. ISBN: 9781466336445.

———. “Of the Extensions of the Suffrage.” Chapter 8 in Considerations on Representative Government. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011. ISBN: 9781466336445.

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II. LIBERTARIANISM
9 Rights as Side-constraints

Harris, John. “The Survival Lottery.” Philosophy 50, no. 191 (1975): 81–7.

Nozick, Robert. In Anarchy, State, and Utopia. Basic Books, 1977, pp. 28–42, and 45–51. ISBN: 9780465097203.

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10 Against Redistribution

———. In Anarchy, State, and Utopia. Basic Books, 1977, pp. 149–64, 167–74, and 235–8. ISBN: 9780465097203.

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11 The Entitlement Theory

———. In Anarchy, State, and Utopia. Basic Books, 1977, pp. 150–3, and 174–82. ISBN: 9780465097203.

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12 Justice in Acquisition

Cohen, G. A. Self-Ownership, Freedom, and Equality. Cambridge University Press, 1995, pp. 112–5, 67–80, and 94–105. ISBN: 9780521477512.

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13 Justice in Transfer

Nozick, Robert. “Voluntary Exchange.” In Anarchy, State, and Utopia. Basic Books, 1977. ISBN: 9780465097203.

Cohen, G. A. “Are Disadvantaged Workers Who Take Hazardous Jobs Forced to Take Hazardous Jobs?” Sections 2–5 in History, Labour, and Freedom: Themes from Marx. Oxford University Press, 1989. ISBN: 9780198247791.

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14 Is the equality of opportunity principle incoherent?

Friedman, Milton. “The Role of Government in Education.” Chapter 6 in Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition. University Of Chicago Press, 2002, pp. 85–94. ISBN: 9780226264219.

———. “The Alleviation of Poverty.” Chapter 12 in Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition. University Of Chicago Press, 2002. ISBN: 9780226264219.

———. “The Distribution of Income.” Chapter 10 in Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition. University Of Chicago Press, 2002, pp. 161–6. ISBN: 9780226264219.

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III. EGALITARIAN LIBERALISM
15 Justice as Fairness

Rawls, John. Selections from Sections 1–4, 11–3, 17, 24, 26, and 29. In A Theory of Justice: Original Edition. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2005. ISBN: 9780674017726.

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16 Markets & Moral Desert

———. Selections from Sections 43–44, and 47–48. In A Theory of Justice: Original Edition. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2005. ISBN: 9780674017726.

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17 Equal Opportunity & Effort

Barry, Brian. “Why Equal Opportunity?” Chapter 4 in Why Social Justice Matters. Polity Press, 2005. ISBN: 9780745629933. [Preview with Google Books]

———. “Education.” Chapter 5 in Why Social Justice Matters. Polity Press, 2005. ISBN: 9780745629933. [Preview with Google Books]

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18 Justice & the Family

Okin, Susan Moller. “Introduction: Justice and Gender.” Chapter 1 in Justice, Gender, and the Family. Basic Books, 1991. ISBN: 9780465037032. 

———. “Justice as Fairness: For Whom?” Chapter 5 in Justice, Gender, and the Family. Basic Books, 1991. ISBN: 9780465037032. 

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19 Justice & the Social Ethos

Cohen, G. A. “The Basic Structure Objection.” Chapter 3 in Rescuing Justice and Equality. Harvard University Press, 2008, pp. 117–43. ISBN: 9780674030763.

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20 Money & Elections

Opinion of Justice Kennedy. Citizens United, Appellant v Federal Election Commission. U.S. Supreme Court, 2010.

Opinion of Justice Stevens. Citizens United, Appellant v Federal Election Commission. U.S. Supreme Court, 2010.

American Democracy in an Age of Rising Inequality (PDF).” Task Force On Inequality and American Democracy, American Political Science Association, 2004.

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21 Justice & Basic Income

Rawls, John. “Brief Comments on Leisure Time.” Section 53 in Justice as Fairness: A Restatement. Edited by Erin Kelly. Harvard University Press, 2001. ISBN: 9780674005112.

Van Parijs, Philippe. “A Basic Income for All.” Boston Review, October/November 2000.

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22 Justice & Reciprocity

White, Stuart. “Social Rights and the Social Contract.” British Journal of Political Science 30, no. 3 (2000): 507–32.

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23 Justice & the Ghetto Poor

Shelby, Tommie. “Justice, Deviance, and the Dark Ghetto.” Philosophy and Public Affairs 35, no. 2 (2007): 126–60.

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24 Justice & the Global Poor

Beitz, Charles. Political Theory and International Relations. Princeton University Press, 1999, pp. 127–54. ISBN: 9780691009155.

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25 Justice & Immigration

Carens, Joseph H. “Aliens and Citizens: The Case for Open Borders.” The Review of Politics 49, no. 2 (1987): 251–73.

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26 Conclusion No readings

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