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PH 302G / PH 352G
GLOBAL JUSTICE
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr N Jezzi

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): This course will not be available in 2012/13 as PH 302G.

This course provides an interdisciplinary introduction to ethical debates about the demands of justice in the international context. Three main topics will provide the focus of discussion:
international economic inequality, climate change, and war. Do citizens in developed countries have a duty to help needy people in developing countries? If so, what grounds this duty and how much aid does it require? How much should be done to limit global warming and how should the burdens of this effort be divided among different countries? What responsibilities, if any, do we have to future generations? When is war justified and what conduct in war is morally acceptable?

1 one-hour lecture per week; 1 one-hour tutorial fortnightly.

1st Attempt: 1 essay (approx. 2,500 words) (50%); 1 two-hour examination (50%).

Resit: 1 two-hour examination (100%). Candidates achieving a CAS mark of less than 6 will be required to submit themselves for re-assessment and should contact the Course Co-ordinator for further details.