Political Philosophy

This course aims to introduce students to some of the key thinkers, concepts and questions in pol philosophy. What is the foundation of the state’s authority? When may we resist it? What is freedom? What is a fair distribution of wealth and how might we arrive at an answer? How does racism impact the ability of persons to participate in politics? What is the class struggle and is Marxism still relevant? In exploring these questions, we will read extracts from the writings of Gyekye, Plato, Mill, Cesaire, Du Bois, Biko, Hobbes, Gandhi, Marx and Engels, Rawls and a number of others.

Lecturer: Dr Eduard Jordaan

Period: Term 2

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