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PHIL2635 - Contemporary Political Philosophy

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Moira Gatens


A critical introduction to the major schools of thought in contemporary political philosophy, organized around the theme of inclusion and exclusion. The inclusive ambitions of liberal political theory will be confronted with objections from thinkers motivated by concern with various facets of social and political exclusion, notably based on the categories of gender, cultural difference, deviancy and statelessness. Debates relating to refugees and asylum seekers will be considered in the latter part of this unit of study.


1x2000wd essay (50%), 1x500wd tutorial paper (10%) and 1x2000wd take-home exam (40%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 Junior credit points in Philosophy


PHIL3535, PHIL2535

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