• Knowledge and understanding:
By the end of the class the students will possess a basic knowledge of the main approaches currently available in political philosophy, their principles and styles, as well as their strong and weak spots.
• Applying knowledge and understanding:
A basic knowledge of the main approaches currently available in political philosophy will be constructed so as to let the students possess valid argumentative skills and the capacity to apply them to the largest possible number of issues and situations where ethico-political problems rise in the domain of urban studies.
• Making judgements:
By the end of the class the students will be able to develop new arguments within specific debates in political philosophy, and to estimate the strength of one specific argument when it is compared to a rival one.
• Communication skills:
The students will be able to express their own ethico-political intuitions by using the language of professional political philosophy; to build up arguments in favour and against every conceivable position; to engage into an argumentative challenge with one or more than one interlocutors; to correctly evaluate their own and others’ argumentative performances.
• Learning skills:
The class is aimed at letting the students to have the sufficient skills in order to develop higher-level knowledge in political philosophy, and generally speaking in critical thought, over time.