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Value pluralism in political philosophy - AFSV00198
Anglický název: Value pluralism in political philosophy
Zajišťuje: Ústav filosofie a religionistiky (21-UFAR)
Fakulta: Filozofická fakulta
Platnost: od 2015
Semestr: zimní
Body: 0
E-Kredity: 6
Způsob provedení zkoušky: zimní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: zimní s.:2/0 Zk [hodiny/týden]
Počet míst: neurčen / neurčen (neurčen)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Stav předmětu: nevyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Garant: Bc. Matej Cíbik, M.A., Ph.D.
Mgr. Jakub Jirsa, Ph.D.
Třída: Exchange - 08.1 Philosophy
Exchange - 14.1 Political Sciences
Rozvrh   Nástěnka   
Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Bc. Matej Cíbik, M.A., Ph.D. (12.09.2014)

This course will focus on the nature, character, and sources of values and ideals in contemporary political societies. We will formulate and discuss different approaches, posing and trying to answer the following questions: Do values necessarily conflict? And if they do, what are the political consequences of this fact? Can (liberal) state promote a certain set of specific values, or is such practice always illegitimate and paternalistic? Are certain political values universal, or are they necessarily tied to a particular political practice and culture? Should state intervene in religious practices? If yes, to what extent?
Literatura - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Bc. Matej Cíbik, M.A., Ph.D. (12.09.2014)

All the course reading will be made available in PDF form on Dropbox

Berlin, Isaiah. Concepts and Categories: Philosophical Essays. New Ed edition. London: Pimlico, 1999.

---. Four Essays on Liberty. First Edition edition. London, New York etc.: Oxford Paperbacks, 1969.

Berlin, Isaiah, Henry Hardy, and John Banville. The Crooked Timber of Humanity: Chapters in the History of Ideas. 2nd edition edition. Princeton ; Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2013.

Crowder, George. "Two Concepts of Liberal Pluralism." Political Theory 35, no. 2 (2007): 121-46.

Dworkin, Ronald. A Matter of Principle. Reprint edition. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1985.

Freeden, Michael. Ideologies and Political Theory: A Conceptual Approach. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Galston, William A. Liberal Pluralism: The Implications of Value Pluralism for Political Theory and Practice. Cambridge, UK ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002.

Gray, John. Post-Liberalism: Studies in Political Thought. New Ed edition. New York: Routledge, 1996.

Hampton, Jean. "Should Political Philosophy Be Done Without Metaphysics?" Ethics 99, no. 4 (1989): 791-814.

Hardy, Henry. One and the Many: Reading Isaiah Berlin. Amherst, N.Y: Prometheus Books, 2007.

Lilla, Mark. The Legacy of Isaiah Berlin. First edition. New York: New York Review of Books, 2001.

Mendus, Susan. Justifying Toleration: Conceptual and Historical Perspectives. 1 edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Nussbaum, Martha C. "Perfectionist Liberalism and Political Liberalism." Philosophy and Public Affairs 39, no. 1 (2011): 3-45.

Okin, Susan Moller. "Feminism and Multiculturalism: Some Tensions." Ethics 108, no. 4 (1998): 661-84.

---. "Political Liberalism, Justice, and Gender." Ethics 105, no. 1 (1994): 23-43.

Rawls, John. "Justice as Fairness: Political Not Metaphysical." Philosophy and Public Affairs 14, no. 3 (1985): 223-51.

Rorty, Richard. Richard Rorty: Philosophical Papers Set: Objectivity, Relativism, and Truth (Philosophical Papers, Vol. 1): Volume 1. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991.

Williams, Bernard. By Bernard Williams - In the Beginning Was the Deed: Realism and Moralism in Political Argument. 3 edition. Princeton University Press, 2007.

Požadavky ke zkoušce - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Bc. Matej Cíbik, M.A., Ph.D. (12.09.2014)

A final grade will be determined by:

1) Regular attendance and active participation on class discussions (30%)

2) A 20-30 minute presentation of required and suggested literature for a given week (30%)

3) A short (approximately 2000 words) argumentative paper on one of the topics of the course (40%)

(In case there will be more students than available presentations, the remaining students will write a 4000 word essay worth 70% of the grade)

Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: Bc. Matej Cíbik, M.A., Ph.D. (03.12.2014)

Week 1: Introduction: Between the hedgehog and the fox

Overview of the course and the topic, explaining the method of work, logistics, literature, and academic requirements


Week 2: Isaiah Berlin, value pluralism, and the dangers of political utopia (Presentation by Kirill Burenkov)

Required reading: Isaiah Berlin: The Pursuit of an Ideal (In: The Crooked Timber of Humanity, p.1-20)  

Suggested reading: Isaiah Berlin: Two Concepts of Liberty, section VIII - The One and the Many (in: Four Essays on Liberty, 167-172)


Week 3: The critique of Berlin - Dworkin’s case for unity of value (Presentation by Jan Venclik)

Required: Ronald Dworkin: Do Liberal Values Conflict? (In: The Legacy of Isaiah Berlin, 73-90)

Suggested: Bernard Williams: Liberalism and Loss (In: The Legacy of Isaiah Berlin, p. 91-103)


Week 4 From pluralism to liberalism (Valentina d'Amore)

Required: Bernard Williams: Introduction to Isaiah Berlin: Concepts and Categories (p. xix-xx - only the last two pages)

Required: John Gray: What is Dead and What is Living in Liberalism (in: Post-Liberalism, p.284-313)


Week 5 Two concepts of liberalism (Freedeman Kleemeyer)

Required: William Galston: Liberal Pluralism (excerpts: p. 3-4; 15-28)

Suggested: George Crowder: Two Concepts of Liberal Pluralism


Week 6 Toleration (Ivanna Dovhoruk)

Required: Joseph Raz: Autonomy, Toleration and the Harm Principle (in: Justifying Toleraton: Conceptual and Historical Perspectives, S. Mendus (ed.), p. 155-175)

Suggested: Bernard Williams: Toleration, A Political or Moral Question (In: In the Beginning There Was Deed, p. 128-138)


Week 7 Between the Good and the Right: liberal neutrality (Maria Brennan)

Required: Ronald Dworkin: Liberalism (in: A Matter of Principle, p. 181-204)

Suggested: Michael Freeden: Ideologies and Political Theory, chapter II.3.f (p. 259-275)


Week 8 Rawls’ political liberalism (Jiří Kalous)

Required: John Rawls: Justice as Fairness - Political, not Metaphysical

Suggested: Jean Hampton: Should Political Philosophy Be Done without Metaphysics?


Week 9 Political Liberalism and Perfectionism (Christoph Schlesiger)

Required: Martha Nussbaum: Political Liberalism and Perfectionist Liberalism


Week 10 Rawls and Relativism (Sophie Jackson)

Required: Richard Rorty: Priority of Democracy to Philosophy (In: Objectivity, Relativism, and Truth, p. 257-282)

Suggested: Bernard Williams: Human Rights and Relativism (In: In the Beginning There Was Deed, p. 62-74)


Week 11 Feminism (Manon Hechard)

Required: Susan Moller Okin: Feminism and Multiculturalism: Some Tensions

Suggested: Susan Moller Okin: Political Liberalism, Justice and Gender


Week 12 Religion in pluralist society (Marco Costa)

Required: Henry Hardy: Taking Pluralism Seriously (in: The One and the Many, G. Crowder, H. Hardy (eds.) p. 279-292)

Suggested: William Galston: Must Value Pluralism and Religious Belief Collide? (in: The One and the Many, G. Crowder, H. Hardy (eds.) p. 251-262)

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