- 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
- Bronwyn Finnigan
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2016
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In this course, our goal will be to learn how to do philosophy by examining some of the central problems of Western and Eastern philosophical traditions. We will be particularly interested in the methods of argumentation that people have used in attempting to grapple with fundamental questions concerning the nature of human existence. In so doing, students will develop analytical skills that can be used in many other areas. We’ll begin by trying to understand what philosophy is – what are its characteristic aims and methods, and how does it differ from other subjects? Then we’ll spend the rest of the course gaining an introductory overview of several different areas of philosophy.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Acquire knowledge of some core philosophical problems;
- State and provide reasons for some central philosophical
responses to these problems; and
- Develop basic skills in philosophical reasoning which
will enable them to critically examine positions and arguments at a level
appropriate for a first year introductory course.
Tutorial Participation 10% LO 2,3
First Essay (1,000 words) 20% LO 1, 2, 3
Second Essay (1,500 words) 30% LO 1, 2, 3
Final Examination, in the formal exam period (2 hrs) 40% LO 2, 3
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26 hours of lectures and 12 hour of tutorials over the semester. Students are expected to undertake a further 7 hours of independent study per week over the semester (total 130 hours)
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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2075||15 Feb 2016||26 Feb 2016||31 Mar 2016||27 May 2016||In Person||N/A|