Units of Study

PHIL5921 - Cosmopolitan and Community

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Thomas Martin Besch

Description

Should we think of our moral and political obligations as limited by our membership in particular communities? Should we define our conceptions of moral and political community according to particular cultural or national characteristics, or in terms of a shared common humanity? Do we have special obligations to our compatriots or general obligations to humanity as a whole? What is the relation between universal principles and local practices, and what are the consequences for our conceptions of practical reason? We shall explore these questions, and others, through an engagement with the arguments of leading contemporary moral and political philosophers.

Assessments

1x5000wd essay (100%)

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

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