Much of the Western political-philosophical tradition is based on deception. Political philosophers/theorists such as Plato, Machiavelli, Nietzsche and Strauss have argued that unless certain truths about reality, politics, faith and liberal democracy are hidden from the public, society will fall into ruin. The first half of the course examines how and why deception has become central to politics. The second half of the course looks at deception from the bottom up, drawing from the ideas of Gramsci, James C. Scott and de Certeau before asking how we might be more ethical and honest in politics and in the university.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On satisfying the requirements for this course, students will
- have the knowledge and skills to analyse different political philosophies and theories of deception and
- consider ways to enhance honesty and ethics in the public sphere.
Presentation (10%); 2,500 word essay (45%); Formal Examination (45%)
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A 2 hour lecture, 1 hour video and a 2 hour tutorial for 8 weeks. Additional weeks will be dedicated face-to-face small group research seminars.
In addition to the contact hours, an average of 6 hours per week should be spent preparing for tutorials for the assessment pieces.
Requisite and Incompatibility
George Orwell's 1984
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3286||16 Feb 2015||06 Mar 2015||31 Mar 2015||29 May 2015||In Person||N/A|