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PHIL106 Radical Philosophy

Radical ideas about the human condition. Topics include existentialism, freedom, authenticity, nihilism, feminism, meaning, and modernity. Authors studied include Nietzsche and Sartre.

Paper title Radical Philosophy
Paper code PHIL106
Subject Philosophy
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $886.35
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,766.35

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Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
Suitable for all students.
Contact
zach.weber@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Zach Weber
Greg Dawes
Paper Structure
Lectures and tutorials; assessment by written essays and a final exam
Textbooks
Texts will be provided on Blackboard
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  1. A demonstrated ability to appreciate, explain and assess philosophical issues in writing and to think critically and independently about them
  2. An understanding of the main ideas and place of some major philosophers since the 19th century
  3. The ability to read philosophical texts critically
  4. The ability to develop and analyse philosophical reasoning collaboratively in group discussion

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 16:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41
A2 Tuesday 15:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41
A3 Tuesday 17:00-17:50 28-34, 36-41
A4 Thursday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41
A5 Friday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41

Radical ideas about the human condition. Topics include existentialism, freedom, authenticity, nihilism, feminism, meaning, and modernity. Authors studied include Nietzsche and Sartre.

This course is a study of radical ideas about the human condition: about freedom, authenticity, human existence, knowledge, power and gender relations, and modernity.  What it is to live a meaningful life?  How (if at all) can we seek the truth?  What is our future?  We engage with rebellions against orthodox views of religion, society, gender, and science, as found in the work of thinkers within the existentialist and phenomenological traditions of philosophy.

Paper title Radical Philosophy
Paper code PHIL106
Subject Philosophy
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Summer School
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2020 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Schedule C
Arts and Music
Eligibility
Suitable for all students.
Contact
zach.weber@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Zach Weber
Greg Dawes
Paper Structure
Lectures and tutorials; assessment by written essays and a final exam
Textbooks
Texts will be provided on Blackboard
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  1. A demonstrated ability to appreciate, explain and assess philosophical issues in writing and to think critically and independently about them
  2. An understanding of the main ideas and place of some major philosophers since the 19th century
  3. The ability to read philosophical texts critically
  4. The ability to develop and analyse philosophical reasoning collaboratively in group discussion

^ Top of page

Timetable

Summer School

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 14:00-15:50 2-5, 7
Wednesday 14:00-15:50 2-7
Thursday 14:00-15:50 2-5, 7