Whose Justice? And for Whom?

Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GFVM1025 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. GFVM1025 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?

課堂十分有趣,老師利用不同的”主義” 去介紹如何達到正義。這門課可視為一門認識哲學的入門課。

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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.