This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2020-2021 !
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 timetable might be irregular and will be confirmed at our first meeting.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.The classes will involve (1) presentation by the students of texts read in advance, (2) debates in the classroom of specific issues related to this year's theme, (3) some lectures, possibly.
Students will be expected to read one or two papers in advance for a significant amount of the classes. The reading list will be provided at our first meeting. Most of the papers to read will be in English.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.Evaluation will include your participation in class + a long essay (10.000 characters) and a short one (3.000 characters). The method to be followed for writing the essays will be specified on day 1. The oral examination will focus on the two essays. However, students who turn out to have insufficiently participated will be expected to answer a few extra questions at the oral exam.
Evaluation criteria for the two papiers include (1) rigor, (2) originality, (3) focus, (4) ability to take the comments on draft 1 into account, (5) quality of the oral defense of the essays.
- An active knowledge of French and a passive one of English will be expected
- Communication with the students on practical matters will take place via the Moodle platform