Postgraduate Course: Further Topics in Political Philosophy (PHIL11188)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course introduces students to a range of topics in political philosophy.
This course introduces students to a range of topics in political philosophy. These may include the nature of freedom, Rawls, the obligation to obey the law, social contract theory, Republicanism and the nature of political speech.
The specific topics vary from year to year. The course is designed to complement prior undergraduate work in Moral and Political Philosophy and it can be taken concurrently with any of the MSc courses in moral and political philosophy.
In 2018-19, we will be focusing on various forms of voicing dissent. These include political protests, no-platforming campaigns, occupy-movements, civil disobedience, and direct action.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 9,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 6,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One 2,500 essay (100%).
Word Limit: 2,500 words (excluding references).
||Students will have the opportunity to submit one 2500 word formative essay. The essay cannot be draft of the summative essay but it can be on the same topic.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- discuss a number of topics in political philosophy.
- engage critically in contemporary debates in political philosophy.
- formulate questions and positions of relevance in political philosophy and demonstrate these skills in writing a short critical paper on a current theme in political philosophy.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Reading, understanding and critically engaging with research; critical thinking; constructive oral engagement; essay writing.
|Keywords||political philosophy,moral philosophy,nature of freedom,rawls,law,social contract
|Course organiser||Prof Matthew Chrisman
Tel: (0131 6)50 3648
|Course secretary||Ms Becky Verdon
Tel: (0131 6)51 5002