Svaty Jan pod Skalou (near Prague), Czech Republic

Political Philosophy: When Justice Isn't Fair

when 23 July 2017 - 30 July 2017
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 230

This course is will let you grapple with some of the key questions of political thought: What makes a just society? What does it mean to be free? Do we owe people who live on the other side of the planet anything? Should feminists demand equality? Most of us have intuitions about these questions, but we will be working with the philosophers’ toolkit of logic and reason to pick apart and weigh up our arguments. In addition to reading and discussing political philosophers from ancient Greece to the modern day we will look at what cognitive science has been telling us about “human nature” and whether this can or should affect what we think justice looks like.

Course leader

Margherita Philipp

Target group

high school students from across the world.

Fee info

EUR 230: "I want to pay the full cost of the Discover experience. It includes the costs during the academy (accommodation, food, materials), travel costs for tutors, marketing, administration and preparatory meetings. Without these expenses, we wouldn't be able to offer a diverse range of high quality courses."
EUR 170: "I prefer to pay only the costs during the academy: accomodation, food and materials."


We understand that people in different countries, and different people within each country, have very different ability to pay the participation fee. We, therefore, expect to offer partial scholarships to up to 80% of participants.