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Cursus: FRRMV17004
FRRMV17004
Topics in Social and Political Philosophy
Cursus informatieRooster
CursuscodeFRRMV17004
Studiepunten (ECTS)5
Categorie / NiveauM (Master)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geesteswetenschappen; Utrecht Graduate School of Humanities; Domein Filosofie en Religiewetenschap RMA;
Contactpersoondr. G.K. Barn
E-mailg.k.barn@uu.nl
Docenten
Docent
dr. G.K. Barn
Overige cursussen docent
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. G.K. Barn
Overige cursussen docent
Blok
1  (06-09-2021 t/m 05-11-2021)
Aanvangsblok
1
TimeslotD: D (WO-middag, WO-namiddag, Vrijdag)
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
OpmerkingIt’s not possible to register for this course during the change-of-enrolment days.
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 31-05-2021 09:00 t/m 27-06-2021 23:59
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure(Sub)school
Cursusdoelen
The aim of this Topics Seminar is for the participating student (1) to gain a thorough understanding of the primary texts for the course and a familiarity with the current debates in the philosophical literature on this topic; (2) to appreciate the arguments for and against the positions; and (3) to develop an independent judgment about the most promising approach in this area.
Inhoud

This “Topics Seminar” explores in depth issues and texts in the area of social and political philosophy.

The topic for 2021-2022 is “Justice and the Body”.  

The autonomous subject of philosophical discussion is typically theorised at a high level of abstraction, characterised as a perfectly able, disembodied, rational agent. Behind the paradigmatic “veil of ignorance,” the subject of dialogues on how to order society tends to be de-gendered, for example. Such abstraction disregards pregnancy and other bodily characteristics that might play a major role for women in self-and social-identity formation. Facts about our embodiment plausibly contribute to the formation of political interests, and to a comprehensive understanding of agency. Resultantly, questions surrounding the body ought to play an important role in reflections on justice. This course will centre the body in a range of debates within social and political philosophy. Issues to be explored include property in the body and self-ownership, whether we might “re-distribute the body” in the manner that we do other social goods and resources in the context of healthcare and sexual relations, and how the body carries social significance and meaning. 

 
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Ingangseisen
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    Verplicht materiaal
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    Werkvormen
    Seminar

    Toetsen
    Actieve deelname
    Weging0
    Minimum cijfer-

    Opdracht
    Weging30
    Minimum cijfer-

    Beoordeling
    The assignment or examination is assessed for demonstrating understanding of the texts, skills of critical argumentation, and written communication skills. The final paper is assessed for the quality of the research question, cogency of the argumentation, clarity of written expression, and demonstrated ability to relate the analysis to a clear understanding of the texts for the course.

    Deadlines
    A written assignment, take-home examination, or in-class examination is due half-way through the term, and a final paper is due in week 9.

    Paper
    Weging70
    Minimum cijfer-

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