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PHIL106 Radical Philosophy

Description

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

Prescribed textbook

None

Assessment

Weekly writing exercise (approx. 100 words per week)10%
Essay 1 (1000 words)20%
Essay 2 (1500 words)30%
Final examination40%

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Details

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
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.
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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