Individual, Community, Justice
HNSM 264 - Individual, Community, Justice3 hours The answer to the question “What is Justice?” is at least in part dependent on one’s understanding of what it means to be human. In this course we will examine differing paradigms of what it means to be human and then ask how each understands the nature of justice. We will explore how an emphasis on either individualism or communalism affects one’s understanding of justice and thus one’s responsibility to her or his community. Finally, we will examine concrete examples of how these differing paradigms of human nature and justice respond to acts of injustice. Possible examples to be explored are The Nuremberg Trials, cases brought before the International Criminal Court or South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing