Course Description for Contemporary Political Philosophy
Contemporary Political Philosophy
Prerequisite: Admission to the MA in Practical Philosophy and Applied Ethics OR admission to the Graduate Certificate in Applied Ethics OR permission of the Philosophy Graduate Coordinator. This course examines main trends in recent and current political philosophy. Emphasis is on contemporary philosophical treatments of concepts like rights, liberty, justice, equality, democracy, power, the state, and the political itself. These concepts are explored while examining (a) new theoretical developments like communitarianism, feminism, poststructuralism, hermeneutics, discourse and difference theory, and (b) current reformulations of such classical positions as utilitarianism, liberalism, socialism, and republicanism.