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PH352G: GLOBAL JUSTICE (2014-2015)

Last modified: 31 Jul 2014 16:03


Course Overview

Do citizens in developed countries, like the UK, have a demanding moral duty to help needy people in developing countries? Is there anything wrong with showing a bias towards our own less needy family and fellow citizens? How much should be done to limit climate change and how should the burdens of this effort be divided among different countries? What responsibilities, if any, do we have to future generations? When, if ever, is war justified and what conduct in war is morally acceptable? In responding to these questions, we will attempt to develop an account of what international justice requires

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Nate Jezzi

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Philosophy (PH) (Studied) or MA Natural Philosophy (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

Sorry, we don't have that information available.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 essay (approx. 2,500 words) (50%); 1 two-hour examination (50%).
Resit: 1 two-hour examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

Feedback on essays; individually arranged conversation during office hours/appointment.

Feedback

On essay and marking sheet; office hour/appointment.

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