Course title in Estonian
Course title in English
Basic Course in Political Philosophy
lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
Joonatan Nõgisto (language of instruction:English)
lecturer of 2023/2024 Autumn semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
As a result of the course, students will be able to orient themselves within the discipline of political
philosophy and to utilize prominent theories and positions to critically engage with contemporary political
and societal issues.
Brief description of the course
The course focuses on classical and contemporary themes in political philosophy. The course is
structured around theoretical and normative problems surrounding key concepts such as authority,
justice, liberty, power, democracy, community, and equality. Students will read and discuss texts from
classical and contemporary political philosophers while critically engaging with prominent theories and
positions in the field. Students will learn to apply political philosophy to contemporary political and
societal issues and to present reasoned arguments in favor of their own positions.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- can describe key concepts, theories, and positions in political philosophy;
- can describe and discuss historical and current debates in political philosophy;
- can apply concepts, theories and positions in political philosophy to critically engage with contemporary
political and societal issues by providing reasoned arguments in favor of their own positions.
Study programmes containing that course