Basic Course Information

PHL 325: Special Topics in Moral and Political Philosophy


Steven W. Patterson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Philosophy and Religious Studies Dept.,
Chair, Division of Letters
Marygrove College.
Office Phone: 313-927-1539
Departmental Phone: 313-927-1556
e-mail: ude.evorgyram|nosrettaps#ude.evorgyram|nosrettaps
Office: 346 Madame Cadillac Hall
Office Hours: by appointment only


Time and location TBA

Credit Hours



ENG-108; LS-105; and PHL-126, PHL-156 or PHL-276

Catalog Description

This course is a focused, analytical study of a single, significant moral issue in contemporary life. Topics will vary as they will be drawn from the contemporary context.

Required Texts

For this class the required texts are:

Though students will not really need the texts for class until the fifth meeting or so, everyone is advised to acquire their own copy of the books as soon as possible. Neither one is optional. Both are required. Failure to acquire the texts will adversely affect student preparedness and performance.

Please note:

  • If you choose to order your books online, order them by ISBN to be sure that you get the precise edition(s) we will be using.
  • While no other books are required, it is strongly recommended that you obtain or secure access to a collegiate level dictionary and thesaurus (I recommend the handy combination of both in the Oxford Pocket Dictionary and Thesaurus, American Edition, ISBN 0-19-513097-9), and a style manual for written English such as the classic Elements of Style by Strunk and White (Fourth Edition, Allyn & Bacon, ISBN 0-205-30902) Regular access to and use of such references will be assumed.
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