PHIL 225

Power, Critique and Emancipation


What is power? When are relations of power are legitimate and illegitimate? How is power structured in the modern world? How can illegitimate structures of power can be resisted and reordered to promote justice and human flourishing? This course examines and analyses cultural, economic, political and epistemic structures of power, including gender, race, and class.

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline.

Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.

Availability 2024

Semester 1


Lecturer(s) Dr Matheson Russell


Coursework + exam


PHIL 225: 15 points


30 points in Philosophy or 60 points passed


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