HFIA03526U FILO Dimensions of Freedom

Volume 2013/2014

This series of seminars maps and analyzes modern discussions of freedom within the subdiscipline of political philosophy. The course brings philsophical reflection to bear on a number of political freedoms as they are manifested in the world of today, such as freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, the right to vote, freedom of religion, secularism, self-ownership, libertarianism, tolerance, rights, autonomy, power and democracy. These political freedoms, and their underlying normative valuations, will be used as a backdrop to inquire into such issues as multiculturalism, the war on terror, the war on piracy, humanitarian interventions, transparency and collective and individual anonymity on the internet and the impact of economic policies on freedom. The aim of the course is to provide students with both philosophical and multidisciplinary reflection on these issues. The course-language is English and s central compendium will be made available for students. Exams will consist of either i) one final 20 page paper, or ii) an active participation exam, which consists of a midterm (6-8 pages) and a final paper of 12-14 pages. The course is offered in the spring semester of 2014 and invites a number of guest lecturers, who will present their research relating to these different dimensions of freedom.

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 42
  • Guidance
  • 2,5
  • Total
  • 44,5
Type of assessment