• 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
    • Prof Phil Dowe
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2021
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This course offers an advanced approach to philosophy, suitable for students who have some background in metaphysics or logic, and who may be interested in continuing into 4th year Honours. In this course we study the metaphysics of David Lewis, a leading analytic philosopher of the second half of the twentieth century.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate familiarity with some of the most important ideas in contemporary metaphysics;
  2. appreciate how systematic philosophy can be constructed;
  3. develop arguments for a philosophical position; and
  4. display skill in writing research papers in philosophy.

Indicative Assessment

  1. 2000 Word Essay (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. 3000 Word Essay (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Class Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3]

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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

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have previously completed 12 Units of 2000 or 3000 level Philosophy (PHIL) Courses, or with permission of the convenor.

Prescribed Texts

Readings will be made available through Wattle each week

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
14
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $3180
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $4890
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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4341 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person View

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