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Unit Code
Unit Title
HAF315 Contemporary Feminist Thought
HAF318 Special Topic in Gender Studies
HAF319 Feminist Philosophy
(Not Offered 2013)
HAF328 Religion and Gender
(Not Offered 2013)
HAF329 Gender, Ethics and Society
HAF342 Contemporary Representations of Gender
HPA300 Contemporary Bioethics
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA307 Philosophy of Mind
HPA308 Metaphysical Puzzles
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA309 The Meaning of Life
HPA310 Theories of Ethics
HPA312 Ethical Professionals
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA313 Philosophy of Science
HPA316 Knowledge and Belief
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA318 Philosophy of Biology
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA319 Buddhist Philosophy
HPA334 Zen and Tao: East Asian Philosophy
HPA336 Philosophy of Art, Aesthetics and Creativity
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA337 Philosophy and Film
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA338 Exceptional Leadership
HPA339 Indian Philosophy
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA342 Law, Society and Morality
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA344 Aboriginal Philosophy
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA347 Creative Citizenship
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA348 Morality and the Mind
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA349 Climate Change: Who to believe? What to do?
HPA350 Existentialism and Beyond
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA351 Postmodern Thought
HPA356 Philosophy and Cosmology
HPA366 Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA368 Modern Philosophy
HPA371 Philosophy and the Body
HPA374 Science and Religion
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA376 Indo-Tibetan History, Philosophy and Culture
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA377 Environmental Philosophy
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA388 Philosophy of Language
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA389 Political Philosophy
HPA391 Introduction to Logic
HPA392 Logic and Philosophy
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA394 The Logic of Decision
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA397 Buddhism, Ethics and Nonviolence
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA398 Special Topic in Philosophy

2013 HPA309 The Meaning of Life

Unit Level: Advanced

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HPA209


Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HPA309 H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 1 H Distance 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 1 H On Campus 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 1 I Distance 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 1 L Distance 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 1 N Distance 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013
Sem 1 W Distance 25-FEB-2013 23-MAR-2013 15-APR-2013 31-MAY-2013

* 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 life have any meaning? If so, what is it? Is life's meaning the same for all of us, or can it be different for each of us? Does religion provide the only foundation for meaning? What is the impact of modern science on the meaning of life? This unit will examine these questions and critically analyse some answers.

WEIGHT: 12.5%


HPA209: 3,000-words internal assessment (60%), 2-hr exam (40%)

HPA309: 3,500-words internal assessment (60%), 2-hr exam (40%)

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

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - L,H,W,I,N
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
About Flexible Study Options

Prereq 25% level 100 in any Faculty

Launceston Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 1)
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 1)

STAFF: Dr Leila Toiviainen

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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.

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