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 times of conflicts. It is therefore significant to review critically the ideas of justice behind. GCVM1076 introduces students to some major philosophical theories of justice, such as utilitarianism, libertarianism, contractarianism, communitarianism and socialism. Discussions include justification of the state, distribution of liberty and political rights as well as social and economic resources, poverty, justification of private property and free market, inequality due to natural and social circumstances, the role of the community, China and Hong Kong relations, equal opportunities, issues in development, environmental protection, race, gender and sexual discrimination, etc. Exact topics may vary from time to time.

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.