Course Description

Course Name

Lecture in Political Philosophy

Session: VSOS3221

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Central questions in contemporary political philosophy, focusing on the ideas
of justice and equality and the relation between the two. Topics to be discussed include:
what is an appeal of luck egalitarianism?; how does the fact some outcomes are under one?s
control affect what persons can claim as a matter of justice?; what is an alternative to luck
egalitarianism?; what is the relation between economic equality and social equality?; how
does discrimination affect the ideal of social equality?; can democracy accommodate our
concern for equality?

Course Readings:
Available for download at Blackboard (around the end of August).

Students are expected to read everything assigned, attend lectures and
participate in discussions. Important: Please do the reading before the meetings at which it
will be discussed. Do not take this course unless you are prepared to do so.

*Course content subject to change