PHIL139-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Ethics, Politics and Justice

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023

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 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 15:00 - 16:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
20 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Psychology - Sociology 210
27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
02 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 James Logie 105
27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
03 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 James Logie 105
27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
04 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 446
27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
05 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 Karl Popper 612
27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
06 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 244
27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
07 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 244
27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
08 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 James Logie 104
27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
09 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 Jack Erskine 111
27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun
10 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 Beatrice Tinsley 112
27 Feb - 2 Apr
24 Apr - 4 Jun

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 $821.00

International fee $3,750.00

* 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

  • PHIL139-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023
  • PHIL139-23S1 (D) Semester One 2023 (Distance)