This topic examines some central concepts in political philosophy, such as freedom, law, and power. Consideration is given to problems that arise at the intersections of these concepts. Questions to be pursued include: Does the law restrict or enhance our freedom? What is the relationship between morality and power? Are voluntary contractual relationships inherently just? Is equality necessary for justice? Also, a critical assessment is given of some legal and political institutions, including property, employment and the family.
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