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PHIL4107: Social and Political Philosophy

This unit will deepen understanding of core issues in social and political philosophy. Possible topics include social and political justice, the state, freedom, the nature of social and political norms and obligations, rights and human rights, inequality, social and political violence, selfhood in social and political contexts, democratic theory, and social and political justice.

Code PHIL4107
Academic unit Philosophy
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. demonstrate advanced understanding of latest philosophical methods
  • LO2. demonstrate in-depth understanding of the key texts, concepts, issues and positions in the relevant field of philosophical research
  • LO3. demonstrate advanced disciplinary competence in fundamental philosophical skills of conceptual analysis, critical thinking, logical reasoning and argument
  • LO4. communicate complex ideas clearly and concisely, in appropriate academic style