Metaphysics and epistemology are two, intimately related, core areas of philosophy. This unit introduces students to contemporary debates about both, and about the relation between our views on reality and on what we can know about that reality. The metaphysical issues discussed may include the nature of time, space, personal identity, causation, possibility, the nature of properties, relations, and numbers. The epistemological issues will include the nature, structure, and extent of our knowledge, and the justification of our beliefs.
|Unit name||Contemporary Metaphysics and Epistemology|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts and Law
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Philosophy and Gender Studies|
Dr David Coady, Dr Richard Corry
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified. Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*: the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.
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* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
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|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
HPS204, HPS304, HPA208, HPA308
2 x 1 hr lectures weekly, 1 x 1hr tutorial fortnightly (13 wks)
3500 words internal assessment (60%) take home exam submitted by MyLo (40%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.
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