A study of radical ideas about the human condition—about freedom, authenticity, existentialism, nihilism, feminism, and modernity—from the work of Nietzsche, Sartre, and others.
Lecturer and Course Coordinator
Dr Zach Weber with guest lectures by Prof. Greg Dawes
|Weekly writing exercise (approx. 100 words per week)||10%|
|Essay 1 (1000 words)||20%|
|Essay 2 (1500 words)||30%|
Radical ideas about the human condition, regarding freedom, the death of God, nihilism, authenticity, existentialism, feminism, and modernity. Authors studied include Nietzsche, Sartre, Irigaray, and Žižek.
|Paper title||Radical Philosophy|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$886.35|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,766.35|
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Suitable for all students.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Philosophy website
- Teaching staff
- Zach Weber
- Paper Structure
- Lectures and tutorials; assessment by written essays and a final exam
- Texts will be provided on Blackboard
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical
thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
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- Learning Outcomes
- A demonstrated ability to appreciate, explain and assess philosophical issues in writing and to think critically and independently about them
- An understanding of the main ideas and place of some major philosophers since the 19th century
- The ability to read philosophical texts critically
- The ability to develop and analyse philosophical reasoning collaboratively in group discussion