Philosophy and Public Affairs: Global Justice
SCQF Level 10
Academic year(s): 2019-2020
SCOTCAT credits : 30
ECTS credits : 15
Level : SCQF Level 10
Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students
This module is an introduction to contemporary developments in the overlap between moral, political and social philosophy and public policy. It may explore debates on a number of issues such as just war theory, global distributive justice, education and welfare, arts and culture, environment and bioethics. In 2013-14, the module will address the topic of global justice, focusing on the nature and foundations of human rights, in particular on the status and moral implications of a human right to subsistence. It will also address contemporary developments in just war theory and environmental ethics.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass PY1012
Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour lecture and 1 x 1-hour seminar.
As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%
Re-assessment: 1 or more essays to a total of 7,000 words
Module coordinator: Dr E Ashford
Module teaching staff: Dr E Ashford