Philosophy, Politics and Society

PHI30010 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours Face to Face + Blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.


50 cp
Anti-requisite (similar content)
PHI20007 Philosophy, Politics, and Society

Aims and objectives

To introduce core ideas in social and political philosophy, providing the historical context of Western civilization and Australia to understand current problems and conflicts, with particular reference to the problem of sustaining a just, ecologically sustainable, egalitarian, and inclusive political order in the context of a multicultural, diversified, and pluralistic society in a globalized world.
Unit Learning Outcomes: Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Extract the core doctrines of social and political thought and their history from the Ancient Greeks to the present – in particular the difference between republicanism, atomic individualism and communitarianism and the different ideas about democracy associated with these
2. Develop and systematically defend a position in writing on a range of topics in social and political philosophy
3. Articulate and orally defend a position on a selected topic in social and political philosophy to an audience
4. Demonstrate a specific knowledge of key themes in social and political philosophy


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