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.


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Political Philosophy

Offerings: B.S

Co-Director:
Kenneth Baynes

Political Philosophy
208 Tolley Humanities Building
Phone: 315-443-8976
Email: krbaynes@syr.edu

Co-Director:
Elizabeth F. Cohen

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

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