Current Debates in Social & Political Philosophy (PHIL*4230) | College of Arts

Current Debates in Social & Political Philosophy (PHIL*4230)

Code and section: PHIL*4230*01

Term: Fall 2020

Instructor: Omid Payrow Shabani


     The course is a close study of Kant’s Political Writing with special focus on justice, democracy, rights, and constitution-making. Students are encouraged to critically engage and reflect upon these topics by way of discussion and presentation in the class. The aim is to realize and appreciate the significance of Kant’s work for contemporary political institutions and ideas.

This course is going to be run asynchronistically.

Course Outline



The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.