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Social Philosophy - PHL351

Social philosophy is a type of philosophical investigation that focuses on issues affecting individuals and communities as a result of dysfunctions in modern society. Using the tools of philosophical analysis, it seeks to define the perspective from which criticism can be formulated, and how possible solutions can be found. The unit draws on key social philosophers of the 20th century to address some of the most pressing issues faced by contemporary societies, such as the social and environmental impacts of the current economic system; the effects of technology upon human bodies and lives; and the limitations placed on individual rights and freedoms by new forms of state and corporate institutions.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

TBD - Not offered in the current year; next offering is to be determined

Staff Contact(s): Professor Jean-Philippe Deranty

(39cp at 100 level or above) or admission to GDipArts Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): PHIL351
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Assessed As: Graded
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Department of Philosophy

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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