NV 301. The Philosophy of Nonviolence

This course explores in a seminar format the following themes: the theoretical underpinnings of nonviolence as a way of life and as a political and social strategy; the seminal thinkers and writers in the development of nonviolence;  the moral basis, if any,  for nonviolence; whether nonviolence itself can serve as a moral basis for other theories;  the criticisms raised against theorists and practitioners of pacifism and nonviolence; the defenders and critics of the just war tradition; and the theoretical differences between pragmatic nonviolence and principled nonviolence. 
Offered: On Occasion
Credits: 3
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