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Course module: 431014-B-6
Political Philosophy and Organization Studies
Course info
Course module431014-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences; TSB Other;
Is part of
B Organization Studies
PM Ethics of Business and Organizations
PM Philosophy of Contemporary Challenges
PM Philosophy of Humanity and Culture
dr. A.M. Cawston
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2019
Starting block
Course mode
Registration openfrom 23/03/2020 up to and including 21/08/2020
After completing the course, students will be able to
  1. Define the key features of, and explain the arguments for, contemporary theories of justice including Liberal Egalitarianism, Libertarianism, and Utilitarianism.
  2. Define central philosophical concepts such as equality, freedom, power, and democracy, etc.
  3. 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.
Course available for exchange students
Bachelor level
Contact person
dr. A.M. Cawston
Timetable information
Political Philosophy and Organization Studies
Written test opportunities
Schriftelijk / WrittenEXAM_01BLOK 4110-06-2020
Schriftelijk / WrittenEXAM_01BLOK 4202-07-2020
Written test opportunities (HIST)
Required materials
To be announced
Details regarding required literature will be made available prior to course start
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