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DSPO 2460A - Philosophical Perspectives on Contemporary Debates

Type d'enseignement : Elective

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

This course looks at the intersection of political theory and public policy. It draws on political and moral philosophy as well as the philosophy of law in order to shed light on the most central concepts of contemporary political and theoretical discourse, and it examines how these concepts inform a range of particular controversies. The course pays particular attention to issues that concern the structure and justification of particular rights and liberties, equality and disadvantage, reproduction and family law, and questions of institutional design.


CARLSEN HAGGROT, Marcus (Doctorant)

Required reading

MACCALLUM, G. 2006. Negative and Positive Freedom. In: MILLER, D. (ed.) The Liberty Reader. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press

Additional required reading

  • RAZ, J. 1986. The Morality of Freedom, Oxford, Clarendon Press. chap.14 sections 1-3
  • POSNER, E. A. & VERMEULE, A. 2010. The executive unbound : after the Madisonian republic, Oxford, Oxford University Press. Chapter 2 as well as pp.113-122
  • WALDRON, J. 2016. Political political theory : essays on institutions, Cambridge (MA), Harvard University Press. Chapters 3 and 7