EGMT 1520: Solidarity as a Way Of Life

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TR 3:30pm-4:45pm
Session: 
Spring Quarter Four: March 16 – May 3
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TR 2:00pm-3:15pm
Session: 
Spring Quarter Four: March 16 – May 3
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What light can the empirical sciences shed upon an area of life sometimes thought to be, by definition, nonempirical: values, morals, ethics? This course tackles that question by taking a key concept of modern ethical and religious thought—“solidarity,” meaning roughly “cooperative union across lines of difference”—and placing it in a critical dialogue with the biological sciences’ recent turn toward the evolutionary origins of human cooperation.