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Political Philosophy (6 points)


Leader: TBA

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: The unit introduces some central debates in contemporary political theory. The first third of the unit examines some essential recent work on the liberal conception of justice and equality. The second part of the unit looks at socialist, feminist and communitarian critiques of liberalism. The final third of the unit is concerned with the foundations and limits of religious toleration and individual freedom in multicultural society. For more information see: www.arts.monash.edu.au/phil/undergraduate/lateryear.html

Assessment: Two essays (2250 words each): 100% + Optional replacement of one essay by a 2 hour examination

Contact Hours: 2 hour seminar per week

Prerequisites: First-year Philosophy followed by any second-year Philosophy unit

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