Problems in Contemporary Philosophy (PHIL*6200) | College of Arts

Problems in Contemporary Philosophy (PHIL*6200)

Code and section: PHIL*6200*01

Term: Fall 2019

Instructor: Samantha Brennan


The Ethics and Politics of Higher Education: Issues in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

We'll explore questions about university life and governance in the context of contemporary moral and political theory, including feminist ethics. Topics to be covered include freedom of expression and academic freedom; excellence and equity as values; justice and calls to indigenize the university, universal design, disability and inclusion.


"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.