Undergraduate Course: Advanced Topics in Political Philosophy (PHIL10218)
|School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
|College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
|Not available to visiting students
|This course covers advanced topics in Political Philosophy, either contemporary or historical. The course may focus on an extended examination of a philosophical issue, such as distributive justice, retributive justice, freedom, democracy, rights, and may focus in depth on the work of particular philosophers.
This course examines in detail an advanced topic in Political Philosophy. Topics will vary from year to year and may be either contemporary or historical. The course may focus on an extended examination of a philosophical debate. Alternatively, the course may focus on a historical figure or set of figures in the history of political philosophy (construed broadly).
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand central concepts in debates in political philosophy.
- Critically engage with arguments for and against contentious political positions.
- Distinguish specific claims and arguments in political discussion.
- Express their own understanding of key concepts in writing.
- Express their own understanding of key concepts in discussion with others.
John Rawls, The Theory of Justice
Elizabeth Anderson, Private Government
Julia Maskiver, The Duty to Vote
G.A. Cohen, Rescuing Justice and Equality
Tommie Shelby, We Who Are Dark
Avery Kolers, A Moral Theory of Solidarity
Eric Mack, Libertarianism
Scott Shapiro, Legality
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Mindsets: Enquiry and lifelong learning; Outlook and engagement.
Skills: Personal and intellectual autonomy; Communication.
|Dr Barry Maguire
Tel: (0131 6)51 3083
|Ms Rasa Bareikaite