Justice Theory and Health
- Evaluate why health matters morally according to alternative theories of justice
- Identify the philosophical foundations of the human right to health
- Explain what is distinctive about justice theories in general, and structural theories in particular
- Identify the relationship between justice, fairness, power and disadvantage and its implications for public health
- 50% Discussion
- 50% Final Paper
Taught synchronously, in an online seminar format. After an initial plenary session, the class is divided into two breakout groups of no more than ten students each. Students in each group meets for one hour without the instructor and one hour with. During the hour without the instructor, students work-shop paper ideas, and discuss specific questions that are circulated in advance of class.