Spring 2020 not offered
The United States incarcerates more people than any other country in the world. Over 2 million people are caught in the criminal justice system today. A disproportionate number of those incarcerated are people of color, particularly black, Latino, and indigenous men. Women, too, are a growing part of the prison population, as are queer, transgender, and gender-nonconforming people. Children, particularly impoverished black youth and, increasingly, immigrants, are funneled into correctional supervision. In this course we will ground philosophical explorations of freedom and captivity by exploring the vexing problems faced by those who are incarcerated.
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||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PHIL)(PHIL-Philosophy)(PHIL-Social Jus)
Will include a mixture of articles on positive and negative liberty (Berlin, Skinner, Petit); standard critiques of liberty (Taylor and Cohen); feminist and anti-racist discussions of freedom, and philosophical as well as interdisciplinary work on unfreedom, captivity and mass incarceration.
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2 papers and final project
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