Units of study

PHIL2663 - Justice

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Thomas Dougherty
Phone: +61 2 9036 6015
Email: thomas.dougherty@sydney.edu.au

Description

This unit examines ethical questions concerning social justice. It surveys influential theories of which institutions and social relationships are necessary for a just society. The unit provides students with an overview of views of freedom and equality. Finally, it critically reviews attempts to reconcile these apparently conflicting goals, e.g. as they pertain to questions like: Is taxation theft? Is private education inegalitarian? Are there moral limits to markets? Should we be free to engage in speech that undermines others' statuses?

Assessments

600wd editing assessments (5%), 600wd argument analysis assessment (15%), 600wd multiple-choice tests (20%), 1x1200wd research essay (30%) and 1x1.5hr exam (30%)

Classes

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

Prerequisites

12 junior credit points of Philosophy

Prohibitions

PHIL3663

Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.

 Thursday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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Lecture

         

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