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1926

PHIL 105G

: Critical Thinking
2020 Summer School (1200)
Dialogue, argument and discussion are analysed. Distinctions are drawn between persuasive, logically good and materially good arguments. The focus is on well reasoned persuasive dialogue, and mistakes in persuasive reasoning. Topics include the point of an argument, strength of arguments, fallacious reasoning, relevance of reasons, and burden of proof.
Subject: Philosophy
No pre-requisites or restrictions
1927

PHIL 200

: Philosophy of Mind
2021 Semester One (1213)
There are many philosophical problems concerning mental lives (in particular, human mental lives), how they are constituted, and what makes them possible – problems which have generated a vast literature and diverse important philosophical theories. Theories introduced and critically examined will include dualisms, but will mainly comprise forms of physicalism such as philosophical behaviourism, the identity theory and especially functionalist theories.
Subject: Philosophy
Prerequisite: 30 points in Philosophy or 60 points
Restriction: PHIL 320
1928

PHIL 204

: Greek Philosophy
2024 Semester Two (1245)
An introduction to some of the important figures in ancient philosophy and the issues with which they were concerned. The work of the Presocratics, Plato, and Aristotle will be explored, with a detailed discussion of the philosophical system of either Plato or Aristotle and its importance in the history of philosophy.
Subject: Philosophy
Prerequisite: 60 points from BA courses at Stage I
1929

PHIL 204

: Greek Philosophy
2023 Semester Two (1235)
An introduction to some of the important figures in ancient philosophy and the issues with which they were concerned. The work of the Presocratics, Plato, and Aristotle will be explored, with a detailed discussion of the philosophical system of either Plato or Aristotle and its importance in the history of philosophy.
Subject: Philosophy
Prerequisite: 60 points from BA courses at Stage I
1930

PHIL 204

: Greek Philosophy
2021 Semester Two (1215)
An introduction to some of the important figures in ancient philosophy and the issues with which they were concerned. The work of the Presocratics, Plato, and Aristotle will be explored, with a detailed discussion of the philosophical system of either Plato or Aristotle and its importance in the history of philosophy.
Subject: Philosophy
Prerequisite: 30 points in Philosophy, or EUROPEAN 100 and 15 points in Philosophy
1931

PHIL 205

: Community, Society and Rights
2021 Semester Two (1215)
Addresses a variety of topics in political philosophy such as: the political theories of Locke and Hobbes; the nature of rights and rights-holders; sovereignty; strategies for securing stable and just societies between people with significantly different moral, political and cultural views; and the relationship between individuals and communities. Topics will be related to contemporary political issues in New Zealand and, in particular, to the Treaty of Waitangi.
Subject: Philosophy
Prerequisite: 30 points in Global Politics and Human Rights, Philosophy or Politics and International Relations
1932

PHIL 205

: Community, Society and Rights
2020 Semester Two (1205)
Addresses a variety of topics in political philosophy such as: the political theories of Locke and Hobbes; the nature of rights and rights-holders; sovereignty; strategies for securing stable and just societies between people with significantly different moral, political and cultural views; and the relationship between individuals and communities. Topics will be related to contemporary political issues in New Zealand and, in particular, to the Treaty of Waitangi.
Subject: Philosophy
Prerequisite: 30 points in Global Politics and Human Rights, Philosophy or Political Studies or Politics and International Relations
1933

PHIL 207

: Philosophy and Religion
2024 Semester One (1243)
Examines the relationship between philosophy and religion from the perspective of different philosophical and religious traditions. Topics include: the nature of ultimate reality, arguments for and against the existence of God or gods, competing philosophical and religious accounts of life after death, religious pluralism and diversity.
Subject: Philosophy
Prerequisite: 30 points in Philosophy
Restriction: PHIL 327
1934

PHIL 207

: Philosophy of Religion
2021 Semester Two (1215)
A study of the relationship between reason and faith; is belief in the Judaeo-Christian God reasonable? Topics include: the problem of evil, the meaningfulness of religious language, alternative concepts of God, Hume on miracles, and Kierkegaard and William James on faith and reason.
Subject: Philosophy
Prerequisite: 30 points in Philosophy
Restriction: PHIL 327
1935

PHIL 207

: Philosophy of Religion
2020 Semester Two (1205)
A study of the relationship between reason and faith; is belief in the Judaeo-Christian God reasonable? Topics include: the problem of evil, the meaningfulness of religious language, alternative concepts of God, Hume on miracles, and Kierkegaard and William James on faith and reason.
Subject: Philosophy
Prerequisite: 30 points in Philosophy
Restriction: PHIL 327
1936

PHIL 209

: 19th-Century European Philosophy
2023 Semester One (1233)
Examines key figures in nineteenth-century European philosophy, including Arthur Schopenhauer, Friedrich Nietzsche, Søren Kierkegaard, and Karl Marx. Considers alternative reactions to the human condition, either by minimising suffering and seeking tranquillity, by embracing the pain that life contains and continuing to struggle for greatness, by aiming to experience one’s true individuality, or by working to establish a non-exploitative social community.
Subject: Philosophy
Prerequisite: 30 points in Philosophy or EUROPEAN 100 and 15 points in Philosophy
Restriction: PHIL 329
1937

PHIL 209

: 19th-Century European Philosophy
2022 Semester One (1223)
Examines key figures in nineteenth-century European philosophy, including Arthur Schopenhauer, Friedrich Nietzsche, Søren Kierkegaard, and Karl Marx. Considers alternative reactions to the human condition, either by minimising suffering and seeking tranquillity, by embracing the pain that life contains and continuing to struggle for greatness, by aiming to experience one’s true individuality, or by working to establish a non-exploitative social community.
Subject: Philosophy
Prerequisite: 30 points in Philosophy or EUROPEAN 100 and 15 points in Philosophy
Restriction: PHIL 329
1938

PHIL 209

: 19th-Century European Philosophy
2021 Semester One (1213)
Examines key figures in nineteenth-century European philosophy, including Arthur Schopenhauer, Friedrich Nietzsche, Søren Kierkegaard, and Karl Marx. Considers alternative reactions to the human condition, either by minimising suffering and seeking tranquillity, by embracing the pain that life contains and continuing to struggle for greatness, by aiming to experience one’s true individuality, or by working to establish a non-exploitative social community.
Subject: Philosophy
Prerequisite: 30 points in Philosophy or EUROPEAN 100 and 15 points in Philosophy
Restriction: PHIL 329
1939

PHIL 210

: Applied Ethics
2021 Semester One (1213)
Philosophical analysis and discussion of contemporary moral issues, such as abortion, euthanasia, reverse discrimination, sex work, punishment and the ethics of charity.
Subject: Philosophy
Prerequisite: PHIL 102 or 104, or 30 points in Philosophy, or 30 points at Stage I in Social Science for Public Health
Restriction: PHIL 313
1940

PHIL 210

: Applied Ethics
2020 Semester One (1203)
Philosophical analysis and discussion of contemporary moral issues, such as abortion, euthanasia, reverse discrimination, sex work, punishment and the ethics of charity.
Subject: Philosophy
Prerequisite: PHIL 102 or 104, or 30 points in Philosophy, or 30 points at Stage I in Social Science for Public Health
Restriction: PHIL 313
1941

PHIL 212

: Philosophy of the Arts
2021 Summer School (1210)
Considers a range of issues debated by contemporary philosophers concerning the origins, function, definition, ontology, presentation, interpretation, appreciation, expressiveness, representational character, and value of art. Related and applied topics, such as the status of colourised movies, the status of artistic fakes, and the paradox of our enjoying tragedies are also discussed.
Subject: Philosophy
Prerequisite: 30 points in Philosophy or 90 points
Restriction: PHIL 332
1942

PHIL 212

: Philosophy of the Arts
2020 Semester One (1203)
Considers a range of issues debated by contemporary philosophers concerning the origins, function, definition, ontology, presentation, interpretation, appreciation, expressiveness, representational character, and value of art. Related and applied topics, such as the status of colourised movies, the status of artistic fakes, and the paradox of our enjoying tragedies are also discussed.
Subject: Philosophy
Prerequisite: 30 points in Philosophy or 90 points
Restriction: PHIL 332
1943

PHIL 216

: Modal Logic
2023 Semester One (1233)
An introduction to modal logic, which is a variation of the system of predicate logic studied in PHIL 101. Modal logic is well-suited for studying philosophically important concepts such as necessity, time, knowledge, vagueness, action and obligation. It is also used in computer science for studying the behaviour of programs and is recommended as preparation for studying logic at Stage III.
Subject: Philosophy
Prerequisite: PHIL 101
1944

PHIL 216

: Modal Logic
2021 Semester One (1213)
An introduction to modal logic, which is a variation of the system of predicate logic studied in PHIL 101. Modal logic is well-suited for studying philosophically important concepts such as necessity, time, knowledge, vagueness, action and obligation. It is also used in computer science for studying the behaviour of programs and is recommended as preparation for studying logic at Stage III.
Subject: Philosophy
Prerequisite: PHIL 101
1945

PHIL 216

: Modal Logic
2020 Semester One (1203)
An introduction to modal logic, which is a variation of the system of predicate logic studied in PHIL 101. Modal logic is well-suited for studying philosophically important concepts such as necessity, time, knowledge, vagueness, action and obligation. It is also used in computer science for studying the behaviour of programs and is recommended as preparation for studying logic at Stage III.
Subject: Philosophy
Prerequisite: PHIL 101
1946

PHIL 217

: Philosophy of Law
2020 Semester Two (1205)
Themes in contemporary Western philosophy of law, relating to debates between liberal and non-liberal conceptions of law, including questions about the nature of legal rules, legal reasons and the relationship between law and morality. Major positions in legal theory will be covered, from legal positivism to critical legal studies.
Subject: Philosophy
Prerequisite: 30 points in Philosophy or 90 points
Restriction: PHIL 337
1947

PHIL 218

: Problems in Epistemology
2024 Semester One (1243)
Epistemology is the study of knowledge, rationality, belief and related topics. This course will give an overview of epistemology but will focus on three main issues: foundationalism versus coherentism, internalism versus externalism and replies to scepticism.
Subject: Philosophy
Prerequisite: 30 points in Philosophy
Restriction: PHIL 338
1948

PHIL 218

: Problems in Epistemology
2022 Semester Two (1225)
Epistemology is the study of knowledge, rationality, belief and related topics. This course will give an overview of epistemology but will focus on three main issues: foundationalism versus coherentism, internalism versus externalism and replies to scepticism.
Subject: Philosophy
Prerequisite: 30 points in Philosophy
Restriction: PHIL 338
1949

PHIL 218

: Problems in Epistemology
2020 Semester One (1203)
Epistemology is the study of knowledge, rationality, belief and related topics. This course will give an overview of epistemology but will focus on three main issues: foundationalism versus coherentism, internalism versus externalism and replies to scepticism.
Subject: Philosophy
Prerequisite: 30 points in Philosophy
Restriction: PHIL 338
1950

PHIL 222

: Intermediate Logic
2024 Semester Two (1245)
Natural deduction for propositional and predicate logic; introductory metalogic and related topics in formal logic.
Subject: Philosophy
Prerequisite: PHIL 101
Restriction: PHIL 201