|Name||Philosophy of Politic and Property|
|Status||Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice|
|Level and type||Post-graduate Studies, Professional|
|Field of study||Social Science|
|Faculty||Department of Construction Entrepreneurship and Real Estate Economics and Management|
|Academic staff||Jānis Vanags, Kaspars Kļaviņš|
|Credit points||2.0 (3.0 ECTS)|
The aim of the course is to discuss with the students the main philosophical problems of political theory, main questions of political philosophy and its importance for understanding of contemporary society to acquaint students with the main theoretical and ideological approaches within contemporary political philosophy; to acquaint students with the main philosophical problems of contemporary political theory and political philosophy (power, authority, legitimacy and obligation, the state, law and punishment, democracy, rights and duties, freedom, justice etc.). In the second part of the course special attention is paid to philosophical definitions of property, main theories of property in classical (Aristotle, Locke, Rousseau, Hegel, Marks) and contemporary political thought, philosophical justification of property rights as well as discussion of proprety issues in context of justice, equality and exploitation. .
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
|To introduce Students to the Importance of Political Philosophy as rendered by Modern Society, it’s Major Theoretical and Ideological Trends and provide them with an Insight of Major Philosophical Problems by Drawing a Special Attention to Definitions, Major Property Theories, as well as Philosophical Substantiation of Property Law.|
Comprehending the Interrelation of Political Philosophy and Property Philosophy Concepts. - case studies, seminar, essay
Being able to use these Concepts for the Interpretation and Evaluation of Social and Political Processes. - case studies, seminar, exam.
|Course prerequisites||Subject is based on knowledge acquired in previous study period|