Contemporary Political Philosophy (PHIL2635)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit offers a critical introduction to the major schools of thought in contemporary political philosophy organised 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 aspects of social and political exclusion based on categories such as gender, cultural difference, and statelessness.

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Classes

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

Assessment

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

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(12 Junior credit points of Philosophy) or (12 Junior credit points from GCST, SCLG, ANTH, ENGL1008, ENGL1026)

Prohibitions

PHIL3535, PHIL2535

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