Courses & Units

Foundations of Modern Philosophy HPH202

Hobart, Launceston

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Introduction

This unit surveys the main Western philosophical traditions from the Renaissance up to the 19th century. At the centre stand the metaphysical and epistemological systems of the Rationalists (Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz) and the Empiricists (Hobbes, Locke, Berkeley, and Hume), as well as the Criticism of Kant and some of his successors such as, for example, Fichte, or Schelling, and Hegel. Students are also introduced to in-depth, analytical readings and discussions of complete and/or select parts of seminal works of the period. This is done with a constant eye to contemporary discussions in epistemology and metaphysics.

While the unit builds on and deepens the knowledge base from HPH101 and HPH102 and constitutes a pathway into the third year units in philosophy, especially HPH 308, it is also an ideal unit for the generally interested student intent on rounding out and increasing overall competence and skills necessary for the effective participation in contemporary scientific, cultural, social, and political debates.

Summary

Unit name Foundations of Modern Philosophy
Unit code HPH202
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Philosophy and Gender Studies
Coordinator

Dr Suzy Bliss

Teaching staff

Dr. Suzy Bliss, Dr. James Chase, Dr. Graham Wood

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 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 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* 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

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Co-requisites

Mutual Exclusions

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

HPA268, HPA368

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On Campus:        2 x 1hr lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial weekly (13 wks)

Off Campus:        web-based delivery (13 wks)

Assessment

On campus: Tutorial participation (10%); short tasks equivalent to approx. 500 words (10%); 3,000 word essay (50%); take home exam submitted via MyLO (30%)

Off campus:   MyLO discussion participation (10%); short tasks equivalent to approx. 500 words (10%); 3,000 word essay (50%); take home exam submitted via MyLO (30%)

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Textbooks

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