Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2050: Political Philosophy

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.


NQF Level 5
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Catriona McKinnon ()





Available via distance learning


This module will introduce you to a range of positions in contemporary political theory and philosophy, familiarizing you with key texts, authors and debates, such as those concerning, liberty, justice, community, equality, identity, rights, morality, recognition, citizenship, power and the critique of power. You will be introduced to a range of theoretical and methodological approaches associated with these literatures and will explore some of their implications in the assessment of modern societies, their values, their institutional arrangements and the key question of how individuals with radically different beliefs about the good life can agree on rules to regulate political society.

This module should be of interest to any student of Politics, Philosophy or Economics interested in conceptual analysis and normative issues.

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