Advanced Studies in Political Philosophy B

lfilo2361  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Advanced Studies in Political Philosophy B
5.00 credits
30.0 h

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2021-2022 !

Basic instruction in political philosophy ;
reading knowledge of English sufficient to permit study of contemporary texts in political philosophy
Main themes
Each year this course will select a particular theme, e.g., justification for democracy, sovereignty, citizenship, conflict, power, justice worldwide, social justice, etc.
The course will always present philosophical approaches different from the chosen theme, and compare and contrast these.
The course will pay special attention to the relationship between the chosen theme and a reflection on the goals and methods of political philosophy.
Learning outcomes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 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.
Baumol, W. (1991). Perfect Markets and Easy Virtue. Business Ethics and the Invisible Hand. Wiley Blackwell, New-York.
Fleurbaey, M. (2006). Capitalisme ou démocratie? L'alternative du XXIe siècle. Grasset, Paris.
Polanyi, K. (1944). La grande transformation. Gallimard, Paris.
Sandel, M. (2014). Ce que l'argent ne saurait acheter. Le Seuil, Paris.
Sen, A.K. (1999). Le nouveau modèle économique. Développement, justice et liberté. Odile Jacob, Paris.
Teaching materials
  • Slides du cours (fournis par l'enseignant) disponibles à l'avance sur Moodle
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Master [120] in Philosophy

Certificat d'université en éthique économique et sociale

Master [120] in Ethics

Master [60] in Philosophy

Certificat universitaire en philosophie (approfondissement)

Master [120] in Political Sciences: General