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dr. J.A. (Judith) Vega

Lecturer in Social and Political Philosophy
dr. J.A. (Judith) Vega

Courses, from 2007 onwards:

Bachelor courses:


1st year: Social and Political Philosophy 1. Obligatory reading: F. van Peperstraten, Samenleving ter discussie. Reader with texts from the history of social and political philosophy from the Enlightenment onwards. 

2nd year: Social and Political Philosophy 2. Obligatory reading: W. Kymlicka, Contemporary Political Philosophy. Reader with texts by Rawls, Dworkin, Nozick, Arendt, Pettit, Habermas, Benhabib, Mouffe, Parekh, Fraser a.o..

3rd year: Social Philosophy: Language and Power. Obligatory reading: texts by Austin, Habermas, Foucault, Kristeva, Bourdieu, Rorty, Derrida, Butler, Said a.o..

Master courses:


Social Justice and Recognition. Obligatory reading: N. Fraser & A. Honneth, Redistribution or recognition? Reader with selection of further texts, by Margalit, Taylor, Ricoeur, a.o..  

Anarchism (co-lectured). Obligatory readings: texts from the history of anarchist moral and political thought from the 19th century up to today.

Tolerance: From Locke to Lessing to Latitude in What? Obligatory reading: contemporary and Enlightenment texts on tolerance, a.o. Spinoza, Locke, Voltaire, Rawls, Habermas, Forst, Walzer, Zizek, Brown, Galeotti.


Modernity as dominance: Adorno and Foucault. Obligatory reading: texts from both philosophers, and commentaries. 



Mediacities (co-lectured). Obligatory reading: classic texts on the philosophy of the city, city films, and new urban media (by Simmel, Benjamin, Wirth, Certeau, Zukin, Sennett, Schwartz, Gleber, Appadurai and many others).  

The Pragmatic Turn (co-lectured). On Dewey, Habermas, Butler and various others.

Arendt en Foucault: politiek, macht en vrijheid (co-lectured). 

A selection of courses till 2006:
Bachelor courses:
3rd year: Imagining the Modern City: On Gender and the Public Sphere. Obligatory reading: texts by Simmel, Sennett, Wolff, Wilson, Landes, Young, Ryan, Parsons, Scobey, Rignall, Gleber, Lowe, a.o.. (with members of the Faculty of Arts)

2nd year: Knowledge, Power, Morality: the Legacy of the Enlightenment. Lectures on ‘modernity in black and white’, based on Paul Gilroy’s The Black Atlantic

1st year: Introduction in Social Philosophy (1989-1999)

1st year evening course: Politics, Culture, Modernity: an introduction in social philosophy and the philosophy of culture. (with P. Boele van Hensbroek)

Master course:
Social Justice: from economy to culture? Obligatory reading: Axel Honneth, The Struggle for Recognition, MIT Press, 1996. Additional texts by N. Fraser, J. Habermas, Ch. Taylor, L. Nicholson, a.o..

Former master ('doctoral') courses: 
Various individual lectures on the concepts of identity politics, culture, freedom
Austin and the Linguistic Turn in Political Philosophy
Imagining the Modern City, interdisciplinary course together with Faculty of Arts
Oriëntalism, Exoticism, Sexism: narrating difference
Gender and Modernity
Introduction to Feminist Philosophy
The Concept of Representation: Culture and Politics
The Body Politic: Hobbes, Arendt and Foucault
Contesting Science, with several co-teachers, various years
Humanism / Anti-Humanism: Habermas - Foucault
Moral cruelty: Shklar and Girard
Socialism: a history of ideas  

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