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180061 SE Social Justice, Discrimination and Affirmative Action (2018S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 30 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 08.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 15.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 22.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 12.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 19.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 26.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 03.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 17.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 24.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 07.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 14.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 21.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 28.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Social Justice, Discrimination and Affirmative Action are themes from what has come to be called ‘political correctness’ – a label that plays a key role in recent political discourse. The purpose of this course is
1. to read up on the basic concepts,
2. discuss some of the recent philosophical controversies, and
3. learn about recent philosophical research in this field.

Assessment and permitted materials

1. Regular attendance / active participation
2. Discussion inputs to 6 different sessions (about 1,5 page each; to be submitted by Tuesday, 11:55 PM, in preparation of the discussion on Thursday via moodle)(40%)
3. Moderation of the discussion in one session (20%)
4. Short (6 pages) term paper (can be an extended discussion input)(40%)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

I Basic Concepts:

1. Miller, David, "Justice", _The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
_(Fall 2017 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL =
<https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/fall2017/entries/justice/>.

2. Altman, Andrew, "Discrimination", _The Stanford Encyclopedia of
Philosophy _(Winter 2016 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL =
<https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/win2016/entries/discrimination/>.

3. Fullinwider, Robert, "Affirmative Action", _The Stanford
Encyclopedia of Philosophy _(Summer 2017 Edition), Edward N. Zalta
(ed.), URL =
<https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/sum2017/entries/affirmative-action/>.

II Philosophical Controversies:

1. Friedman, Marilyn/Narveson, Jan (1994): Political Correctness: For
and Against. Lanham, Rowman & Littlefield.

2. Carl Cohen/James P. Sterba (2003): _Affirmative Action and Racial
Preference: A Debate. _Oxford, OUP.

3. Nancy Fraser/Axel Honneth (2003): _Redistribution of Recognition? A
Political-Philosophical Exchange. _London, Verso.

III Recent Philosophical research and Further Reading:

1. Hammack, Phillip L. (forthcoming, April 14, 2018): _The Oxford
Handbook of Social Psychology and Social Justice. _Oxford, OUP.

2. Moller, Dan (2016): "Dilemmas of Political Correctness." _Journal
of Practical Ethics _4/1, pp. 1-22.

3. Feldstein, Richard (1997): _Political Correctness - A Response from
the Cultural Left. _Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press.

4. Ayim, Maryann (1998): "Just How Correct is Political Correctness? A
Critique of the Opposition's Argument." _Argumentation _12, pp.
445-480.

Association in the course directory

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