Political Philosophy and Justice 7.5 credits

Politisk filosofi och rättvisa
First cycle, F0003A
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2018 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 15 Feb 2018

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 15 Feb 2018

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Subject group (SCB)
Main field of study

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and for this course, philosophy of 60 credits, or equivalent, is also required. F0004S Critical Thinking and Logic, F0005S Ethics, F0006S Ethics II, F0008S Philosophy of Language, F0001A Phenomenology, hermeneutics and existentialism and F0002A Philosophy B, essay or equivalent, should be included in these credits.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
By the end of this course, the student should be able to describe and discuss issues within political philosophy.

The course focuses on the foundations of modern political philosophy. Central concepts are justice, freedom, equality, gender and democracy. Questions addressed include: "How is a fair society structured?", "Should a society strive for equality?", and "What freedoms should citizens have?" Theories to be discussed include Marxism, Libertarianism and Rawls’ Theory of Justice.

Teaching consists of lectures and seminars. During the seminars, the students will practice independently discussing the philosophical issues treated in the course.

A written assignment and an oral presentation.

Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETS educational administration, not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

Karin Enflo

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2018 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Kymlicka, W. (1995). Modern politisk filosofi: en introduktion. Nora: Nya Doxa.
Rawls, J. (1999). En teori om rättvisa. Göteborg: Daidalos.
Kompletterande litteratur omfattande högst 100 sidor.

Course offered by
Department of Arts, Communication and Learning

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Assignment report and Oral presentationU G VG *7.50MandatoryA18

Study guidance
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