Political Philosophy

Political philosophy is reflective thought on group activity. It differs from political science in that it is a conceptual inquiry, while political science is a more empirical and practical application of that inquiry. The program enables students to pursue studies using the resources of both the philosophy department and the political science department. Students take coursework in ethics, political theory, history of political thought, law, and human nature. Some other topics of study include governmental structures and their ideal implementation, political behavior, civil liberties, the relationship between individuals and governments, and philosophy of law.

Program Director
Kenneth Baynes
208 Tolley Humanities Building
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Elizabeth F. Cohen
Associate Professor, Political Science
110 Eggers Hall
(315) 443-5870
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Thomas M. KeckAssociate Professor, Political Science315- 443-5862tmkeck@maxwell.syr.edu312 E Eggers Hall
Glyn MorganAssociate Professor, Political Science315- 443-8678Associate Professor, Political Science100 Eggers Hall
David Sobel Irwin and Marjorie Guttag Professor of Ethics and Political Philosophy ,
dsobel@syr.edu206 Tolley Humanities Building
Laurence ThomasProfessor,
315.443.5824lthomas@maxwell.syr.edu535 Hall of Languages

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Political Philosophy

Offerings: B.S

Political Philosophy
110 Eggers Hall
Phone: 315-443-5870
Email: efcohen@syr.edu or krbaynes@syr.edu 

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