HISTORY OF POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
In-depth knowledge and understanding of political philosophy, its relation to historical contexts, and its application to contemporary debates. Ability to discuss in an argumentative form the subject-matters proposed in the lessons and to critically compare the interpretations of the assigned texts. Development of communicative and learning skills, and of the ability to make autonomous judgments on political-philosophical matters.
Course contents summary
Justice and Social Pathologies. A short introduction to contemporary political philosophy. The course will deal with some main problems that have emerged within political-philosophical debates of the last thirty years, including democratic legitimacy and power, the relation between individuals and communities, recognition and domination, body politics and nature, distributive and global justice
The bibliography will be assigned during the course
teacher up-front lesson
Assessment methods and criteria
The exam will include short written exercises on the assigned texts, and will be taken in the form of an interview regarding the texts included in the program.