Courses & Units

Philosophy 2: Mind and Metaphysics HPH102

Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Philosophy 2: Mind and Metaphysics
Unit code HPH102
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Philosophy and Gender Studies
Teaching staff

Prof. Dirk Baltzly, Dr David Coady, Dr Richard Corry (Hobart) Dr James Chase (Launceston and Distance)

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* 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 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

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.

Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HPA182,  HPA105, HPA102

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

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

Assessment

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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Textbooks

Required

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