Checking date: 07/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Political philosophy
Study: Bachelor in History and Politics (352)

Coordinating teacher: ANSUATEGUI ROIG, FCO. JAVIER

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Humanities: Philosophy, Language, Literature Theory, Department of International Law, Ecclesiastical Law and Philosophy of Law

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Description of contents: programme
1. Concept of Politics. Philosophy of politics and its origins: Plato and Aristotle. 2. Ethics and Politics 3. Law and Political Power. The reason of State. Rule of Law and its evolution. Welfare state in crisis and the role of civil society. 4. Freedom, equality and Fundamental rights: contemporary interpretations. Fraternity as a political value. 5. Political obligation and obedience to Law. The political problem of authority. 6. Civil disobedience, features, conditions and its civic role. 7. Models of democracy. Contemporary debates on political representation. 8. Cosmopolitanism and cultural diversity. Diversity and differenciality.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.