PHIL139-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020

Ethics, Politics and Justice

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 21 June 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 28 February 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 29 May 2020

Description

How we should live our lives is the most important question of all. What makes our actions right or wrong? Is it our culture, our emotions, facts about the world, or God's commands? Are pleasure and happiness all that really matters? What should we do when justice and freedom conflict with happiness or with each other? Should we always obey the law? Is taxation legalised theft? This course introduces students to moral and political philosophy by examining ideas and arguments about how we should live our personal, social and political lives.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 - (25/3, 22/4-27/5)
K1 Lecture Theatre (19/2-18/3)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 - (23/4-28/5)
K1 Lecture Theatre (20/2-19/3)
17 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 - (21/4-26/5)
James Logie 104 (25/2-24/3)
24 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
03 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 - (20/4, 4/5-25/5)
Jack Erskine 445 (24/2-23/3)
24 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
4 May - 31 May
04 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 - (21/4-26/5)
Ernest Rutherford 465 (25/2-24/3)
24 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
05 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 - (24/4-29/5)
Rehua 003 Music (28/2-20/3)
24 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
06 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 - (21/4-26/5)
F1 Lectorial (25/2-24/3)
24 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
07 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 - (23/3, 20/4, 4/5-25/5)
Jack Erskine 111 (24/2-16/3)
24 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
4 May - 31 May
08 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 - (21/4-26/5)
Jack Erskine 443 (25/2-24/3)
24 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
09 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 - (23/4-28/5)
Karl Popper 612 (27/2-19/3)
24 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
10 Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00 - (21/4-26/5)
Rehua 427 Technology Workshop (25/2-24/3)
24 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May

Course Coordinator

Carolyn Mason

Textbooks / Resources

Russ Shafer-Landau. (2017). The Fundamentals of Ethics. (4th ed.). Oxford University Press.

Jonathan Wolff. (2015). An Introduction to Political Philosophy. (3rd ed). Oxford University Press.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $777.00

International fee $3,375.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Humanities and Creative Arts.

All PHIL139 Occurrences

  • PHIL139-20S1 (C) Semester One 2020
  • PHIL139-20S1 (D) Semester One 2020 (Distance)