Political philosophy

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  • Travail étudiant (TE) 85h

Langue de l'enseignement : Anglais

Niveau de l'enseignement : B2-Avancé - Utilisateur indépendant

Description du contenu de l'enseignement

The sub-title of this lecture is : Freedom and Equality, from J.S. Mill to Today
This course will examine two of the most important principles of political philosophy, liberty (freedom) and equality, as formulated and articulated in the English/American tradition, especially from the nineteenth century onward. Much of our time will be devoted to a detailed analysis of J.S. Mill’s seminal essay, “On Liberty,” and to its resonance in the thinking of political theorists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Compétences à acquérir

  • Awareness of some of the founding principles of modern economies and societies and of their origins.
  • Capacity of analyzing texts and relating them to real and contemporary issues

Bibliographie, lectures recommandées

J.S. Mill: On Liberty
I. Berlin: Four Essays on Liberty
R. Nozick: Anarchy, State and Utopia
J. Rawls: Political Liberalism
T. Nagel: Equality and Partiality
B. Williams: “The Idea of Equality”


Faculté des Sciences Economiques et de Gestion


LICENCE - Double licence Langues étrangères appliquées (LEA) / Économie - Gestion