PHIL 540 A: Seminar In Ethics

Meeting Time: 
Th 3:30pm - 5:20pm
Location: 
SAV 408
SLN: 
18895
Instructor:
Carina Fourie
Carina Fourie

Syllabus Description:

Injustice, Difference and Responsibility:

The Work of Iris Marion Young

PHIL 540 - Winter 2019

Thu 3.30-5.20pm in SAV 408

 

Instructor: Carina Fourie

Office: Savery Hall, Room 389

Office Hours: Thu 1-3 pm or by appointment

Email: fourie@uw.edu

 

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For the full syllabus please see this PDF: Young PHIL 540 - Syllabus (updated)

 

In this seminar, using the work of Iris Marion Young as a basis, we will investigate structural injustice and its manifestations in the forms of oppression and domination, and assess how they problematize welfare capitalism, impartiality, meritocracy, and dominant notions of moral responsibility, blame and guilt. We will be reading two books by Young – Justice and the Politics of Difference (2011 [1990]), and Responsibility for Justice (2011). Young’s work forms an important corrective to ideal political philosophy and standard theories of distributive justice, and has been influential in its characterization of oppression, deliberative democracy, group-differentiated policies, and the social connection model of responsibility for structural injustice.

 

Required textbooks:

 

  • Young, I.M., 2011. Justice and the Politics of Difference. REVISED edition. Princeton University Press. (For short - JPF)
  • (Available free and online at UW libraries) Young, I.M., 2011. Responsibility for Justice. Oxford University Press, New York, NY. (For short - RP)

 

Modules:

Course Resources

Session 1 - Jan 10

Session 2 - Jan 17

Session 3 - Jan 24

Session 4 - Jan 31

Session 5 - Feb 7

Session 6 - Feb 14

Session 7 - Feb 21

Sessions 8-9 - Feb 28: Seminar Conference

Session 10 - Mar 7

 

 

Additional Details:

Topic: Injustice, Difference and Responsibility: The Work of Iris Marion Young

In this seminar, using the work of Iris Marion Young as a basis, we will investigate structural injustice and its manifestations in the forms of oppression and domination, and assess how they problematize welfare capitalism, impartiality, meritocracy, and dominant notions of moral responsibility, blame and guilt.

We will be reading two books by Young – Justice and the Politics of Difference (1990), and Responsibility for Justice (2011). Young’s work forms an important corrective to ideal political philosophy and standard theories of distributive justice, and has been influential in its characterization of oppression, deliberative democracy, group-differentiated policies, and the social connection model of responsibility for structural injustice.

TEXTS: (Required) Young, I.M., 2011. Justice and the Politics of Difference. Revised edition. Princeton University Press; and (Available free and online at UW libraries) Young, I.M., 2011. Responsibility for Justice. Oxford University Press, New York, NY.

Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
October 30, 2018 - 4:57pm