Faculty of Arts

PHIL 103

Freedom, Rights and Justice

Please note: this is archived course information from 2012 for PHIL 103.


Considers various questions concerning the relation between individuals and political societies such as: What principles of justice should communities adopt? What are rights? What limits can legitimately be placed on individual liberty? What is the source and nature of citizens’ obligations to obey the law? What makes a decision procedure democratic and why does it matter? These questions are considered in relation to the New Zealand context.

Availability 2012

Semester 1


Coordinator(s) Distinguished Professor Stephen Davies
Lecturer(s) Professor Gillian Brock
Associate Professor Tim Dare


J. S. Mill, On Liberty, Penguin Paperback (or any other edition)


Coursework + exam


PHIL 103: 15.0 points

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