IBO574 Philosophy of Politic and Property

Code IBO574
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)
Parts 1
Annotation 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.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
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

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