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PHL403 Social Justice (8)


This subject is concerned with the philosophical basis for contemporary ideas about justice. Starting with an analysis of differing accounts of what justice is and its philosophical justification, the subject continues with a study of differing conceptions of justice. The subject concludes with an examination of a number of specific issues in the light of these theories, eg. age, gender, race and ethnicity, third world relations

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
Have critically studied different philosophical theories of social justice;
Have studied a number of specific issues such as gender, race and ethnicity, third world relations, etc;


The subject will cover the following topics:
Theories of Social Justice Utilitarian Libertarian Communitarian Egalitarian - Justice and class Justice and Gender equal opportunity, access and gender equity Justice and the Third World exploitation, development Justice, Race and Ethnicity discrimination, cultural difference Justice and health and welfare allocation


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.