CloseHelpPrint
Kies de Nederlandse taal
Course module: 700296-B-6
700296-B-6
Social Philosophy (Political and Social Philosophy 2)
Course info
Course module700296-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionDutch
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences; TSH: Department of Philosophy; Philosophy;
Is part of
B Philosophy
PM Ethics of Business and Organizations
PM Academic Teacher in Philosophy
Contact persondr. D.S.M. Deweer
Lecturer(s)
Lecturer
dr. D.S.M. Deweer
Other course modules lecturer
Coordinator course
dr. D.S.M. Deweer
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2019
Starting block
SM 2
Course mode
Full-time
Remarks-
Registration opennot known yet
Aims
  1. The student is able to define the basic concepts of important contemporary social and political philosophers (Rawls, Taylor, Nussbaum, etc.).
  2. The student is able to reconstruct the arguments for important contemporary theories of justice (liberal egalitarianism, communitarianism, libertarianism, feminism).
  3. The student is able to reconstruct and compare philosophical insights in important debates in contemporary social and political philosophy.
  4. The student understands the relationship between views of mankind and views of society in social and political philosophy.
  5. The student is able to relate and apply the course contents to current social and political issues.
  6. The student is able to analyze a complex philosophical text and to reconstruct the main arguments in the text.
  7. The student is able to make and give a clear and academically adequate presentation relating to but going beyond the lectures.
Specifics
The evaluation consists of a presentation (30%) and a written exam with open questions (70%, divided equally over midterm and end exam). A passing grade for the presentation is required to pass the course. Both the exam and the resit consists of conceptual and essay questions.
The seminars are obligatory.
Content
This course provides an introduction to important debates in contemporary social and political philosophy. First we focus on theories justice. Students will gain insight in diverse currents, including liberal egalitarianism, communitarianism, libertarianism and feminism. We will encounter many important contemporary social and political philosophers, such as John Rawls, Charles Taylor, Martha Nussbaum and may others. Moreover, we will also address some specific topics that play an important role in contemporary social and political philosophy. Possible topics include the meaning of democracy, criticism of free markets, the place of religion in the public sphere, multiculturalism, political emotions, etc.    

During the tutorials students also work on their reading and presentation skills. The tutorials consist of a combination of student presentations and close reading analyses of key texts.
 
Timetable information
Social Philosophy (Political and Social Philosophy 2)
Required materials
Literature
Selection of texts from Cahn, Steven. 2015. Political Philosophy: The Essential Texts, 3rd edition, Oxford University Press.
ISBN:9780190201081
Title:Political Philosophy: The Essential Texts
Author:Cahn, Steven
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Edition:3
Literature
Extra texts will be made available on Blackboard.
Recommended materials
Literature
Not mandatory!
ISBN:9780198782742
Title:Contemporary Political Philosophy. An introduction (2nd edition) (2001)
Author:Will Kymlicka
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Tests
Written 35%

Midterm 35%

Presentation 30%

CloseHelpPrint
Kies de Nederlandse taal