Philosophy 2: Mind and Metaphysics explores key philosophical questions about human identity and our place in nature. Through an examination of historical and contemporary philosophical texts, from Western and Eastern traditions, the unit explores the nature of persons and the nature of the world as we experience it. These themes will be pursued by asking questions such as:
- Is a mind more than just a brain?
- Do we have free will?
- Is there an enduring self?
- Could the world be an illusion?
- Does science give us knowledge?
- What is time? Is time travel possible?
- What reason have we for thinking there is or is not a God?.
This unit provides an introduction to the world's oldest academic discipline and will help students to develop the rigorous thinking that is the hallmark of philosophy-a skill that is transferable to almost any walk of life. This unit complements HPH 101 Philosophy 1: Ethics, but can be taken independently of that unit.
|Unit name||Philosophy 2: Mind and Metaphysics|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts and Law
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Philosophy and Gender Studies|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2017: $793.00||2017: $1,561.00||091701|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
On campus: 2-hr lecture and/or seminar (13wks), 1-hr tutorial weekly (12 wks)
Off campus: the equivalent of the on campus contact hours facilitated through MyLO
On campus: Tutorial participation (15%); weekly MyLO quizzes (15%); 1500-word essay (35%); take home exam submitted via MyLO (35%)
Off campus: MyLO discussion participation (15%); weekly MyLO quizzes (15%); 1500-word essay (35%); take home exam submitted via MyLO (35%)
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