Contemporary Political Philosophy

University of Roehampton

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Contemporary Political Philosophy

  • Host University

    University of Roehampton

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Philosophy, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

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  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
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  • Overview

    Assessment: essay (2500 words) [70%], seminar work [30%]
    The aim of this module is to ground students in contemporary political theory. John Rawls is the leading figure in contemporary political philosophy. This module has as its central focus the philosophy of liberal egalitarianism contained in John Rawls? Theory of Justice. The module will focus on central arguments in Rawls? book and critical responses that Rawls? work has raised from Libertarian, Socialist, Communitarian and Feminist philosophers.

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