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XSTL1007 The Philosophy of Multiculturalism 3 op
Organised by
Department of Social Research
Person in charge
Daniel Weyermann

Learning outcomes

The student is familiar with the normative questions of multiculturalism and with the basic values of multicultural society.


- Collective rights and individual rights of a member belonging to a minority from a perspective of moral philosophy
- The philosophical foundations of the rights of aboriginal peoples
- Multiculturalism and its relation to tolerance and liberalism
- Multiculturalism and the status of women, illiberal minorities, minorities within minorities
- Citizenship as goods, civil rights and group membership, refugees, immigrants and migrant workers
- Ethnic, religious, linguistic and sexual minorities and subcultures in a just society
- The history and development of the philosophical foundations of multiculturalism

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam Written exam
  • In English

Each student reads 3 books for the exam. Everybody must choose at least one book from Kymlicka and two additional books from the list below.

1. Kymlicka, Will, Multicultural Citizenship. A Liberal Theory of Minority Rights, Oxford 1995
2. Kymlicka, Will, Politics in the Vernacular. Nationalism, Multiculturalism, and Citizenship, Oxford 2001
3. Barry, B., Culture and Equality. An Egalitarian Critique of Multiculturalism, Cambridge 2001
4. Benhabib, S., The Claims of Culture. Equality and Diversity in the Global Era, Princeton 2002
5. Kukathas, C., The Liberal Archipelago. A Theory of Diversity and Freedom, Oxford 2003
6. Phillips, A., Multiculturalism without Culture, Princeton 2007

There is no registration on the course. The teacher does not need to be notified on the books chosen before the exam. To register for the exam, please book a time in Tenttis.


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