- Code PHIL3076
- 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, Psychology, Evolution and Ecology, Biology
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Rachael Brown
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2021
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This advanced undergraduate course introduces students to philosophical research in philosophy of the life sciences, including philosophy of biology, philosophy of psychology, and philosophy of neuroscience. It is suitable for students who have a strong background in philosophy.
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:
- analyse philosophical positions relating to philosophy of the life sciences;
- synthesise novel arguments to extend philosophical positions to new empirical domains in the life sciences;
- conduct philosophical research and effectively integrate and organize concepts and arguments to defend a position; and
- dispute and evaluate philosophical ideas verbally and to engage in interactive dialogue.
Indicative AssessmentTwo x 2,500 word essays (45% each) (learning outcomes 1, 2, and 3)
Class participation (5%) (learning outcomes 1, 2, and 4)
One x Class presentation 10 mins (5%) (learning outcomes 1, 2, and 4)
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures, and 12 hours of tutorials; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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