Seminar on Public Philosophy University of Tsukuba
This seminar aims to familiarize students with central debates relating to public philosophy and affords them an overview of the field by examining significant and important philosophical texts. The aim is to impart an in-depth understanding of the subject. The main topics under discussion include basic normative theories, human rights, immigration, cosmopolitanism, and fairness in trade.
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.
This seminar aims to familiarize students with central debates relating to public philosophy and affords them with an overview of the field by examining significant and important philosophical texts. The aim is to impart an in-depth understanding of the subject. The main topics under discussion include basic normative theories, human rights, and climate justice.Class 1: Introduction Class 2: ch. 1 Security and Subsistence Class 3: ch. 2 Correlative Duties Class 4: ch. 3 Liberty Class 5: ch. 4 Realism and Responsibility Class 6: ch. 5 Affluence and Responsibility Class 7: ch. 6 Nationality and Responsibility Class 8: ch. 7 Right-grounded Duties and the Institutional Turn (1996) Class 9: ch. 8 Basic Rights and Climate Change (2020) Class 10: Discussion on the book
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).
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