Ethics of Sociability (PH372-15)
Timing & CATS
Learning Outcomes or Aims
Students should attend 2 hours of lectures and 1 hour of seminars per week.
Lectures for 2017-18
Tuesday 9am to 11am in B2.02 (Soc Sci)
Seminars for 2017-18
Please sign up for a seminar group using Tabula.
This module will be assessed in the following way:
- One oral presentation (worth 15% of the module)
- One 2,500-word essay (worth 85% of the module)
Essays should be submitted to Tabula in line with the essay deadlines schedule.
Background Reading and Textbooks
Students are not required to purchase any books to support the course. Many of the required readings are drawn from a variety of books and journals. Seminar discussions will revolve around the issues raised in the lectures and students should read a selection of items listed under Further Reading as well as the Required Reading with a view to addressing those issues in the workshop discussions.
Some Relevant Texts: • Special issue on freedom of association, Social Philosophy and Policy, 2 (2008). • Special issue on freedom of association, Minnesota Law Review, 85 (2001). • Anderson, E. (2010), The Imperative of Integration. Princeton. • Gutmann, A. (ed.) (1998), Freedom of Association. Princeton. • Lichtenberg, J. (2013), Distant Strangers: Ethics, Psychology, and Global Poverty. Cambridge. • Mill, J.S. On Liberty (various editions). • Nussbaum, M. (2000), Women and Human Development: The Capabilities Approach. Cambridge. • Sen, A. et al (eds.) (1993), The Quality of Life. Oxford. • Shue, H. (1996), Basic Rights: Subsistence, Affluence, and US Foreign Policy, 2nd edition. Princeton. • Wolff, J. and de Shalit, A. (2007), Disadvantage. Oxford.
From October 2016 course materials will be available on Moodle. Simply sign in and select the module from your Moodle home page.
Dr David Woods