Justice (Advanced) (PHIL3663)

UNIT OF STUDY

This is the advanced version of PHIL2663, with common lectures but separate tutorials and assessments. Students will apply advanced ethical methods to the understanding of social justice. Students will analyse influential theories of a just society's institutions and social relationships. They will evaluate views of freedom and equality. Students will learn to apply their understanding of justice to reconciling these goals, e.g. when answering: Is taxation theft? Is private education inegalitarian? Are there moral limits to markets?

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Classes

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

Assessment

1x1250wd research essay (30%), 1x500wd essay feedback to peers (5%), 1x1250wd revision of research essay in response to feedback (30%), 1x1.5hr exam (35%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

PHIL2617 or PHIL2655

Prohibitions

PHIL2663

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