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Unit Code
Unit Title
HAF215 Contemporary Feminist Thought
(Not Offered 2012)
HAF218 Special Topic in Gender Studies
HAF219 Feminist Philosophy
HAF227 Contemporary Representations of Gender
HAF228 Religion and Gender
HAF229 Gender, Ethics and Society
(Not Offered 2012)
HAF233 Gender & Youth
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA200 Contemporary Bioethics
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA207 Philosophy of Mind
HPA208 Metaphysical Puzzles
HPA209 The Meaning of Life
HPA210 Theories of Ethics
HPA212 Ethical Professionals
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA213 Philosophy of Science
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA216 Knowledge and Belief
HPA218 Philosophy of Biology
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA219 Buddhist Philosophy
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA234 Zen and Tao: East Asian Philosophy
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA236 Philosophy of Art, Aesthetics and Creativity
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA237 Philosophy and Film
HPA238 Exceptional Leadership
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA239 Indian Philosophy
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA242 Law, Society and Morality
HPA244 Aboriginal Philosophy
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA247 Creative Citizenship
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA248 Morality and the Mind
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA249 Climate Change: Who to believe? What to do?
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA250 Existentialism and Beyond
HPA251 Postmodern Thought
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA256 Philosophy and Cosmology
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA266 Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
HPA268 Modern Philosophy
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA271 Philosophy and the Body
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA274 Science and Religion
HPA276 Indo-Tibetan History, Philosophy and Culture
HPA277 Environmental Philosophy
HPA288 Philosophy of Language
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA289 Political Philosophy
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA291 Introduction to Logic
HPA292 Logic and Philosophy
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA294 The Logic of Decision
(Not Offered 2012)
HPA297 Buddhism, Ethics and Nonviolence

2012 HPA274 Science and Religion

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HPA374


Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HPA274 L

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 2 H Distance 16-JUL-2012 10-AUG-2012 03-SEP-2012 20-OCT-2012
Sem 2 I Distance 16-JUL-2012 10-AUG-2012 03-SEP-2012 20-OCT-2012
Sem 2 L On Campus 16-JUL-2012 10-AUG-2012 03-SEP-2012 20-OCT-2012
Sem 2 N Distance 16-JUL-2012 10-AUG-2012 03-SEP-2012 20-OCT-2012
Sem 2 W Distance 16-JUL-2012 10-AUG-2012 03-SEP-2012 20-OCT-2012

* 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).

This unit can be taken in other courses
About Census Dates


Does the existence of intelligent life give us reason to believe that there is a God? Or can mind independent physical processes explain the existence of intelligent life? This unit examines foundational philosophical issues in the encounter between science and religion through study of the 'intelligent design' debate. Themes explored include the nature of scientific and teleological explanation and the use of these explanations to explain life.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: HPA274 - 2,500-word internal assessment (40%), 3-hr exam (60%)
HPA374 -3000-words internal assessment (40%), 3-hr exam (60%)

TEACHING PATTERN: 2 hrs lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnight (13 wks)

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web dependent - I,N,W,H,L
Some parts of this unit will be taught online
About Flexible Study Options

Prereq 25% level 100 in any faculty
M.Excl HPA283/383

Launceston Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 2)
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 2)

STAFF: Dr G Wood

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Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.

Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units - campuses A, F, G, K, Q and Y click here for more information.

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