Checking date: 22/05/2019


Course: 2019/2020

Political Philosophy
(13246)
Study: Bachelor in Political Science (205)


Coordinating teacher: GREPPI , ANDREA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of International Law, Ecclesiastical Law and Philosophy of Law

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS

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Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
1. Studying the relevant concepts needed to understand politics. 2. Appreciation of the need to understand an evaluate politics from an intellectual, critical and rigorous view. 3. Analysing political problems and situations from an interdisciplinary approach. 4. Facilitating analysis and debate and ethical valoration of current political problems and possible solutions. 5. Studyng the works of the more relevant political thinkers in History.
Description of contents: programme
Lecture 1. Concept of politics and Political Philosophy Lecture 2. Ethics and politics Lecture 3. Law and political power. The reason of State. Rule of law and its evolution Lecture 4. Freedom, equality and fundamental rights. Theories of justice. Lecture 5. Obedience to Law and civil desobedience Lecture 6. Democracy. Nationalism and cosmopolitism. Cultural pluralism and rights of minorities.
Learning activities and methodology
1. Theory sessions: These sessions comprise the Professor┬┤s explanatory lectures. 2. Practice sessions: In each session, one or two students will analyze a text, adopting for the presentation the format: a) Context; b) Summary; c) Analysis and commentary. All students will then collectively discuss the text and the questions raised in the discussion guide.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Basic Bibliography
  • BHIKHU PAREKH. PENSADORES POLÍTICOS CONTEMPORÁNEOS. ALIANZA.
  • DAVID MILLER. POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY. A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION. OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS.
  • EUSEBIO FERNÁNDEZ GARCÍA. FILOSOFÍA POLÍTICA Y DERECHO. MARCIAL PONS.
  • MICHAEL H. LESSNOFF. LAFILOSOFÍA POLÍTICA DEL SIGLO XX. AKAL.
  • NORBERTO BOBBIO. TEORÍA GENERAL DE LA POLÍTICA. TROTTA.
  • NORBERTO BOBBIO. NORBERTO BOBBIO: EL FILÓSOFO Y LA POLÍTICA. ANTOLOGÍA. FONDO DE CULTURA ECONÓMICA.
  • WILL KYMLICKA. FILOSOFÍA POLÍTICA CONTEMPORÁNEA. ARIEL.
Additional Bibliography
  • ANDREA GREPPI. CONCEPCIONES DE LA DEMOCRACIA EN EL PENSAMIENTO POLÍTICO CONTEMPORÁNEO. TROTTA.
  • EUSEBIO FERNÁNDEZ. ENTRE LA RAZÓN DE ESTADO Y EL ESTADO DE DERECHO: LA RACIONALIDAD POLÍTICA. DYKINSON.
  • MARÍA EUGENIA RODRÍGUEZ PALOP. LA NUEVA GENERACIÓN DE DERECHOS HUMANOS: ORIGEN Y JUSTIFICACIÓN. DYKINSON.
  • MIGUEL ÁNGEL RAMIRO AVILÉS. UTOPÍA Y DERECHO. MARCIAL PONS.
  • OSCAR PÉREZ DE LA FUENTE. PLURALISMO CULTURAL Y DERECHOS DE LAS MINORÍAS. DYKINSON.
  • SILVINA RIBOTTA. LAS DESIGUALDADES ECONÓMICAS EN LAS TEORÍAS DE LA JUSTICIA. CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS POLÍTICOS Y CONSTITUCIONALES.

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