202742 Philosophy and Society

winter semester 2017/2018 | Last update: 09.01.2018 Place course on memo list
Philosophy and Society
VU 1
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Ability to autonomous critical orientation in the recent debates in social philosophy.

Short introduction to the decision-theoretical backgrounds of social agency (prisoners‘ dilemmata, „tragedy of the commons“ etc.); introduction to the critical discussion of John Rawls’ ‘Theory of Justice’ which provided the axis around which many later approaches to social philosophy revolve.

Lecture with discussion, reading assignments and other active components by the students.

Evaluation of active components, written final exam.

J. Rawls, Eine Theorie der Gerechtigkeit (stw). Frankfurt 1979.
O. Höffe (Hg.), John Rawls: Eine Theorie der Gerechtigkeit (Klassiker Auslegen 15). 3.Auflage Berlin 2013.
C. Horn / N. Scarano (Hgg.), Philosophie der Gerechtigkeit (stw). 6.Auflage Frankfurt 2013.


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This course is organized in cooperation with the Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Brixen. Please note that for admission you have to be a registered student of the Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Brixen (incl. tuition fee), additionally to the admission requirements of the University of Innsbruck. More information on the admission in Brixen: http://www.hs-itb.it/de/hochschulstudium/philosophie-studieren-in-brixen.html

see dates
12.10., 19.10., 16.11., 23.11., 30.11., 18.1. und (gemeinsam mit Lintner) 25.1., Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Brixen