2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHL 362 - Respect and Self-Respect

In this class, students will begin by learning the paradigmatic Enlightenment understanding of self-respect found in the work of Immanuel Kant and then procede to learn important critiques of this theory and contemporary rethinkings of self-respect. The class will focus especially on feminist and critical race texts by authors like Charles Mills, Robin S. Dillon, and Bernard Boxill. In the process, the class will also engage with contemporary issues that continue the fraught conversation about what self-respect really means, such as the self-care movement, respectability politics, and the body positivity movement.
Credits: 3
Offered in the Fall and Spring Semesters.