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180079 PS Theories of Justice (2017W)

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


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 45 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 27.10. 09:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock C0228
Friday 03.11. 09:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock C0228
Friday 10.11. 09:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock C0228
Friday 01.12. 09:00 - 16:00 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock C0228


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course aims at articulating the philosophical concept of justice and at some in depth understanding of its treatment by Mill, Nozick, and Rawls. As side themes the course will explore the psychological and evolutionary bases of justice, and the idea of justice to non-human entities such as animals and plants.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students need to write two papers, participate in the class, and give one presentation.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The course is in English and on original texts. Students are expect to read PRIOR to class

Mill - Utilitarianism (session 1)
Rawls - A Theory of Justice ch. 1-3 (session 2)
Nozick - Anarchy, State, and Utopia ch 7 (session2)

all easily available on the web as pdf.

Examination topics

Reading list

Literature except for pre-reading will be posted on Moodle with the beginning of the term.

Association in the course directory

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