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|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Philosophy and Gender Studies|
Dr Louise Richardson-Self
Dr Louise Richardson-Self
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
On Campus: 1-hr lecture, 1-hr seminar weekly, 1-hr tutorial weekly (13 weeks)
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3,000 word written assessment (50%); unit participation (10%); exam (40%)
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