Advanced Studies in Political Philosophy B

lfilo2361  2018-2019  Louvain-la-Neuve

Advanced Studies in Political Philosophy B
5 credits
30.0 h

This biannual learning unit is being organized in 2018-2019
Pourtois Hervé;
Basic instruction in political philosophy ;
reading knowledge of English sufficient to permit study of contemporary texts in political philosophy
Main themes
Each year this course will select a particular theme, e.g., justification for democracy, sovereignty, citizenship, conflict, power, justice worldwide, social justice, etc.
The course will always present philosophical approaches different from the chosen theme, and compare and contrast these.
The course will pay special attention to the relationship between the chosen theme and a reflection on the goals and methods of political philosophy.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :


Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to analyze and discuss, in a well-informed manner based on his or her own thinking, a selected question in the area of political philosophy.
At the end of the course the student should :
- Be able to use research tools in political philosophy ;
- Be able to conceptualise the selected question ;
- Be able to situate responses to the question in the larger framework of the history of political philosophy and of contemporary debates as regards different approaches and theories;
- Include, in the philosophical discussion of the selected question, contributions from other disciplines pertinent to the analysis and discussion of the question ;
- Develop his or her own argumentation relative to the question.
- Submit the method of study chosen for the selected question to a critical reflection.


The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Teaching methods
Evaluation methods
Other information
Une bibliographie et des textes seront fournis aux étudiants via Moodle.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme

Master [60] in Philosophy

Master [120] in Philosophy

Master [120] in Political Sciences: General

Master [120] in Ethics