GCVM1076
Whose Justice? And for Whom?

GCVM1076
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GCVM1076 REL (3,2,1)
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What is the course about?

Justice is a moral idea that we all appeal to in conflicts of modern societies. Opposing sides of an issue both claim to be the apostle of justice. Hence we need to reflect critically on the questions “Whose justice?” and “Justice for whom?” GCVM1076 introduces students to some major philosophical schools of thought on justice, such as liberalism, libertarianism, utilitarianism, egalitarianism, socialism, and the theory of desert. Topics that will be discussed include selected examples from corrective justice, gender justice, sexual justice, racial justice, penal justice, economic justice, international trade justice, inter-generational justice, and climate justice.

What do the students say about this course?

……在現今,香港社會存在著各種衝突。當雙方都聲稱是從正義出發的時候,我們需要批判地思考問題︰「誰的正義?」和「為誰而正義?」所以,這科目很適合現在身處香港的你去修讀,以認識更多跟正義有關的議題!

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Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.