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FILT10 Seminar in Theoretical Social Research: Hobbes 3 ECTS
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Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Intermediate studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Degree Programme in Philosophy
Faculty of Social Sciences

Learning outcomes

We will read the first two parts of Hobbes: Leviathan. The text will be available in Moodle.

The student will learn to master some central questions and theories in contemporary social theory, and will be able to approach social phenomena from the viewpoint of general social theory, and will be able to discuss texts critically.

General description

Two meetings:

19.2.2019 Orientation 10-11

7.5.2019 Discussion 10-18

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Arto Laitinen, Teacher responsible
Risto Heiskala, Teacher responsible
Turo-Kimmo Lehtonen, Teacher responsible


19-Feb-2019 – 7-May-2019
Seminar 10 hours
Tue 19-Feb-2019 at 10-11, Pinni B4117
Tue 7-May-2019 at 10-18, Pinni B4116

Evaluation criteria

5 min presentation (of ca 20 pages) plus participation in discussion (of the whole text).

Study materials

Hobbes: Leviathan. The text will be available in Moodle.