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PHL300BB(哲学 / Philosophy 300)
Special Lecture on Philosophy (6)-1


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Faculty/Graduate school Faculty of Letters
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Year 2023
Class code A2222
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Previous Class title
Term 春学期授業/Spring
Day/Period 木2/Thu.2
Class Type
Campus 市ヶ谷
Classroom name 市Y‐Y805
Grade 2~4
Credit(s) 2
Open Program
Open Program (Notes)
Global Open Program
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers (Notes) 2~4
Class taught by instructors with practical experience
Urban Design CP
Diversity CP
Learning for the Future CP
Carbon Neutral CP
Chiyoda Campus Consortium
Category 哲学科
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Outline (in English)

The aim of this course is to help students acquire an understanding of the basic problem of Hegel's ethical thought in his "Philosophy of Right". On the one hand Hegel explained "the truth of freedom" as the mutual recognition between free persons, but on the other hand he represented the obedience to the modern state as "the highest form of freedom". In order to resolve this contradiction, Hegel expounded "the ethical community (Sittlichkeit)" such as domestic division of labor, professional organization, and political integration, as the instituted relationship of recognized agents, in which they verify the significance of their existence. However, does the Hegel's theory as above succeed to convince us? To answer this question, it deals with four themes as follow: 1. The concept of freedom and its realization forms as the ethical communities, 2. Two bases of the state as modern family and civic society, 3. The self-education (Bildung) of the citizen necessary to participate in politics, 4. Some requirements for the government which deserves patriotism. By the end of the course, students should be able to give careful consideration to the possible relation between the people and the government in our present day. Before each class meeting, students will be expected to spend two hours to understand the course content. Your overall grade in the class will be decided based on the following: term-end report: 70%, and in class contribution: 30%.

Default language used in class

日本語 / Japanese