PHL 4900 The Social Contract

Through the philosophical minds of Hobbes, Marx, Rousseau, Plato, and Locke, understand how laws and policies that govern a business make for more effective business leaders. Examine the formation of societies, relationships between societies and its members, the creation of social contracts, political theories, and questions about rights, justice, property, and liberty. You will conduct in-depth analysis of the laws and policies and argue their relationship to businesses, employees, consumers, advertisements, production, and distribution. You’ll reverse-engineer the laws themselves, their creation, legitimacy and validity, and the relationship between laws and ethics. Evaluate laws, both domestic and international, to assess global regulations and the differences among nations and cultures.