FIL4340 – Political philosophy
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
The course on political philosophy discusses key original works by Hobbes, Hegel, John Stuart Mill, John Rawls, Nancy Fraser and Axel Honneth.
Central issues: the relationship between individual and state, the political role of civil society, challenges connected to contemporary multiculturalism in Western societies, the primacy of distributional justice versus the primacy of recognition.
The course seeks to give the students a comprehensive understanding of the
most influential positions developed within political and social
philosophy in the West from Hobbes to the present.
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Recommended previous knowledge
14 double sessions with seminar.
An oral presentation in class of approximately 15-25 minutes. The presentation must be accepted as satisfactory in order for you to qualify for the final exam.
A 4-hours school exam and an essay of approximately 10-15 pages à 2.300 characters, excl. bibliography. The topic of the essay must be chosen together with the teacher.
You submit your essay in Fronter within the given deadline.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
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Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.