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PHIL2635: Contemporary Political Philosophy

2024 unit information

This unit offers an introduction to the central concepts of contemporary political philosophy including political legitimacy, social justice, equality, liberty, rights, and democracy. The unit applies these central concepts to contemporary political issues including gender equality, the ethics of markets, the ethics of immigration and borders, educational justice, and indigenous rights.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Philosophy

Code PHIL2635
Academic unit Philosophy
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12 credit points at 1000 level from any combination of Philosophy, Government, International Relations, Politics
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate and understanding of the central concepts of normative political theory including legitimacy, justice, equality, liberty, and democracy
  • LO2. apply the central concepts of normative political theory to contemporary political issues including gender equality, markets, immigration and borders, educational justice, and indigenous rights.
  • LO3. demonstrate a capacity for independent and critical thinking on both theoretical and applied issues in normative philosophy philosophy

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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