- Code PHIL1004
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Philosophy
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Philosophy
- Areas of interest Philosophy
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Jeremy Shearmur
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2014
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An introduction to some key philosophical problems and to some of the responses that may be offered to them. Topics which will be discussed include morality, arguments for the existence of God, the identity of the self, determinism indeterminism and free will, the mind-body problem, theories of knowledge, and some issues relating to language and the philosophy of science. The course will provide students with ideas which may be of use in reflecting on philosophical problems which may be of personal interest to them, offer an introduction to philosophy opon which they may build in subsequent courses, and also provide the opportunity to develop analytical skills which may be of use in further studies in philosophy, in other courses, and in day-to-day life.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
By the end of the course, it is expected that students will have: (i) acquired - and will have been assessed and/or given feedback on - some basic library and database research skills; (ii) will have undertaken, and will have received feedback on, a research exercise relating to their essay; (iii) they will have undertaken, and will have received feedback on, an essay on the philosophical topic; (iv) they will also have received substantive - and more methodological - instruction, on how to research for and complete an exam in philosophy.
Short exercise (10%), 1,500 word essay (40%), bibliographical exercise (10%), examination (30%) and tutorial performance (10%).
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WorkloadTwo 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial per week
Requisite and Incompatibility
Karl Popper, the Myth of the Framework, London, Routledge.
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2126||17 Feb 2014||07 Mar 2014||31 Mar 2014||30 May 2014||In Person||N/A|