PHIL139-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Ethics, Politics and Justice

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021

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 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 10:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 K1 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 446
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
02 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 244
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
03 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 F1 Lectorial
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
04 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 Ernest Rutherford 225
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
05 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 225
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
06 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 Ernest Rutherford 225
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
07 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 446
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
08 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Ernest Rutherford 225
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
09 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Ernest Rutherford 225
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
10 Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00 Ernest Rutherford 225
26 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct

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 $785.00

International fee $3,500.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Humanities and Creative Arts.

All PHIL139 Occurrences

  • PHIL139-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021
  • PHIL139-21S2 (D) Semester Two 2021 (Distance)