• Offered by School of Philosophy
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Philosophy
  • Areas of interest Philosophy
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Brian Garrett
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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Does God exist? Do we have souls, as many Christians believe? How credible are non-theistic conceptions of the self? In this course we will critically examine different conceptions of God as well as various arguments for and against God's existence. We will also examine Western theistic conceptions of the self and evaluate competing non-theistic conceptions of personal identity.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Analyse central ideas concerning God's nature and existence.
  2. Critically evaluate the arguments for and against God's existence.
  3. Examine different Western conceptions of the self and how they relate to God.
  4. Think about what they have learnt as it relates to the themes of the course.

Indicative Assessment

2 x 2000 word essays (45% each) Learning Outcomes 1-4
Tutorial participation (10%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
 

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 35 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures, and 11 hours of tutorials; and,
b) 95 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 6 units of Philosophy (PHIL) courses, or with permission of the course convenor.

Prescribed Texts

Readings will be placed on WATTLE.

Preliminary Reading

B Garrett  What is this thing called Metaphysics? (Routledge 2017 3rd ed), esp Chs 1 & 2.

Majors

Minors

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
2018 $2820
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4320
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5186 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

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