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Gender, Ethics and the Just Society HAF229


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 HAF229
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Philosophy and Gender Studies

Dr Louise Richardson-Self

Teaching staff

Dr Louise Richardson-Self

Level Intermediate
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


3,000 word written assessment (50%); unit participation (10%); exam (40%)

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