Public Philosophy University of Tsukuba
This course aims to familiarize students with topics of public philosophy and affords them with an overview of the field, especially those relating to international public policy. The main topics under discussion include themes such as basic normative theories, human rights theories, and global justice.
Goals of the course: Capable of understanding and criticizing arguments regarding public philosophy. Capable of debating philosophical topics while holding a dialogic attitude. Acquiring profound knowledge of public philosophy. Capable of using arguments of public philosophy for improving master’s research. Acquiring an ethical attitude toward research.
General-propose competence: Communicative ability; Team work Degree program competence: Research capability; Professional knowledge; Ethics
Participants are expected to make the effort to understand English-written philosophical papers.
Submission of short writings 100%. Participants are required to submit short writing (around one page in A4 file) for each seminar, which must contain a short summary of and comments on the reading.
Participants will discuss based on their submitted comments on each chapter. Even though this course is categorized as a lecture, it is an interactive course. Class 1: Introduction to the course Class 2: ch. 1. Jacobin Legacy: The Origins of Social Justice Class 3: ch. 2. National Welfare and the Universal Declaration Class 4: ch. 3. FDR’s Second Bill Class 5: ch. 4. Globalizing Welfare after Empire Class 6: ch. 5. Basic Needs and Human Rights Class 7: ch. 6. Global Ethics from Equality to Subsistence Class 8: ch. 7. Human Rights in the Neoliberal Maelstrom Class 9: Conclusion: Croesus’s World Class 10: Discussion on the textbook
Online Course Requirement
Online(Synchronous)(オンライン(同時双方向型) ). If there is a request, it is possible to change it to "Online (Asynchronous) " or "Hybrid". In any case, I will explain in the first class, which is held synchronously. It is planned to have this seminar via Zoom (or Microsoft Teams if it is requested).
Site for Inquiry
Link to the syllabus provided by the university