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Gender, Ethics and the Just Society HAF329


At present different bodies are legally and socially regulated in various ways. This unit assesses those forms of regulation in relation to the goal of justice. It poses the question of how it is possible for us to not merely live, but to live well, when we are all different from one another. We will explore the theoretical, ethical and political dimensions of the regulation of bodies and morally evaluate them from the standpoint of the embodied beings that we actually are – not the abstract standpoint that pretends to an impartial 'view from nowhere'.To explore these questions we will analyse traditional and more contemporary theoretical frameworks and critically examine their application in public and private realms of social relations.


Unit name Gender, Ethics and the Just Society
Unit code HAF329
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Arts
School of Humanities
Discipline Philosophy and Gender Studies

Dr Louise Richardson-Self

Teaching staff

Dr Louise Richardson-Self

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty


Teaching Pattern

On Campus:   1-hr lecture, 1-hr seminar weekly, 1-hr tutorial weekly (13 weeks)

Off Campus:   Online participation


3,500 word written assignment (50%); unit participation (10%); exam (40%)

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