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.

Overview

Description:
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).

Requirements:
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