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.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|6628||24 Jul 2023||31 Jul 2023||31 Aug 2023||27 Oct 2023||In Person||N/A|