After completing the course, students will be able to
- Define the key features of, and explain the arguments for, contemporary theories of justice including Liberal Egalitarianism, Libertarianism, and Utilitarianism.
- Define central philosophical concepts such as equality, freedom, power, and democracy, etc.
- Analyze and evaluate contemporary issues in terms of these philosophical concepts and theories.
This course will introduce students to central theories in contemporary social and political philosophy and examine how they relate to issues in Organization studies. We will explore the foundational concepts of equality and freedom, and philosophical approaches to justice, power, and democracy. This theoretical background will be paired with examination of selected applied topics including the normative dimensions of nudging, workplace democracy, and discrimination. In examining these issues, we will engage with the philosophical method, with a focus on argument reconstruction, development, and evaluation.|
In addition, the course uses tutorials in which the students actively participate in debates and discussion about applied topics. During these tutorials, the arguments and concepts analyzed in the lectures will be applied to these issues. Students are expected to actively engage in group discussions, close readings of philosophical texts, and analytical writing.