• Offered by School of Philosophy
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Philosophy
  • Areas of interest Philosophy
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2017
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What is time? Does time exist? How does our experience of time relate to time in science? How does time pass? What is ‘the present’ and is it special somehow? Does time have a direction? Is there any real difference between past and future? What is the connection between time and space? How is time travel possible? This course will provides an overview of some of the important issues in philosophical and scientific discussions about the nature of time. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify philosophical issues about time.
  2. Understand and explain puzzles about how time appears in our experience and in science.
  3. Evaluate some rival philosophical theories of time.
  4. Understand arguments for and against contentious views in the philosophy of time.
  5. Articulate positions and arguments in discussions.

Indicative Assessment

1 x 2000 word essay (40%) (Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

1 x 2500 word essay (50%) (Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Tutorial participation (10%) (Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 36 hours of contact: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials.

b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 12 Units of Philosophy (PHIL) Courses, or by permission of course convenor.

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Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $2856
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4080
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9897 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person N/A

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