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Political Theory

Puzzles in contemporary philosophy aims to clarify our most fundamental ethical questions as human beings living in societies under conditions of scarce resources and unequal power. How should we live, what does a good life look like and what kind of social and political arrangements are most conducive to living good lives? All of Politics is really about these questions.

In this course you will be introduced to some of the great thinkers who have tried to answer these questions. Their attempted answers have led to debates and arguments about what is the right way to think about these questions. You will have the opportunity to explore the relevance of these debates and ideas to contemporary political and social problems. 

Lecturer: Ms Shingi Mtero

Period: Term 1 


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