Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2011.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 2 (1x 2 hour seminar each week) |
Total Time Commitment: 10 hours a week
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||Students enrolling in this subject must have completed a Bachelor of Arts degree or equivalent.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None.|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/|
Today, war is still a salient feature of international relations, while terrorism takes on ever more international character and scope. The subject will explore the philosophical - conceptual and moral - issues to do with violence, war, and terrorism. It will consider the concept of violence and the problem of its justification in a political context in general. The central part of the subject will examine the main approaches to war: realism, consequentialism, just war theory, and pacifism, and apply them to the "new wars"of the late twentieth and early twenty first century, which seem to be particularly resistant to moral and legal regulation. The subject will also discuss both the concept and the morality of terrorism, including state terrorism.
Students who successfully complete this subject will
A 5000-word research essay 100% (due at the end of semester).
Hurdle Requirement: Students are required to attend a minimum of 75% of classes in order to qualify to have their written work assessed. Students who fail to meet this hurdle requirement will be deemed ineligible to submit the final piece of assessment for this subject. Regular participation in class is required.
Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 2% per working day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
C.A.J. Coady, Morality and Political Violence Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008
Igor Primoratz (ed.), Terrorism: The Philosophical Issues Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Students who successfully complete this subject will:
|Links to further information:||http://www.philosophy.unimelb.edu.au/cappe/|
Master of Arts (Professional and Applied Ethics) |
Master of Arts in Philosophy (International Justice)(Adv.Seminars&ShTh)
Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Ethics
Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Ethics
200 point program - full time over 18 months |
200 point program - full time over 24 months
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