This course aims to acquaint the student with major approaches in political theory and political philosophy to the related issues of political legitimacy and justice. The logic of theories of contractualism, libertarianism, (philosophical) anarchism, egalitarianism, and cosmopolitanism will be traced by the analysis of important texts (both historical and contemporary) in the field. The course is also the first step to the formulation of a research proposal for the thesis seminar on Political Legitimacy and Justice.
Systematic overview of the field
Argumentative skills necessary for arguing a position in the field.
Mode of instruction
Total course load: 280 hours, of which
Contact hours: 32
Studying literature: 124 hours
Preparing for and writing final paper: 124 hours
Final paper 90%
Brightspace is used for logistic/organizational purposes
Assorted articles and book chapters (to be announced)
See 'Practical Information'