W7246
Political Philosophy

The unit Political Philosophy addresses fundamental questions and debates in philosophy about society and its political constitution, thereby enabling students to reflect on such matters as justice, law, authority, and common goods. It is an elective unit and forms part of a Major in Philosophy.

Study Level

Undergraduate

Discipline

Humanities in the Christian Tradition

Sub Discipline

Philosophy

Credit Points

9

Prerequisites

W7110 Ancient and Early Medieval Philosophy or W7112 Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy

Exclusions

Nil

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Articulate the significance of the character, culture and history of human associations or communities
  2. Explain key principles of classical and modern theories of political constitution
  3. Analyse the principles and practices of the political process
  4. Evaluate different concepts of the human good
  5. Analyse the political arrangements of society based on a political theory.
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