Political Philosophy

This unit engages students in fundamental thinking about society and political constitution. It therefore provides a basis for thinking about such matters as social justice, authority and common goods.

Study Level



Humanities in the Christian Tradition

Sub Discipline


Credit Points



W7106 Ancient and Early Medieval Philosophy or
W7109 Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Discuss the significance of the character, culture, geography and history of a people in relation to the ways in which they associate
  2. Describe in detail classical and modern theories of political constitution
  3. Reflect on the political process with discernment
  4. Distinguish different kinds of human goods
  5. Analyse the political arrangements of a particular country along Aristotelian lines
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