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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 HPA313 Philosophy of Science

Unit Level: Advanced

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HPA213


Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HPA313 H,L

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 2 H Distance 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013
Sem 2 H On Campus 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013
Sem 2 I Distance 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013
Sem 2 L Distance 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013
Sem 2 L On Campus 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013
Sem 2 N Distance 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-2013
Sem 2 W Distance 15-JUL-2013 10-AUG-2013 02-SEP-2013 18-OCT-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


What is science? What makes something a science rather than a pseudo-science? Are the natural and social sciences really in the same business? Is there a scientific method, and if so what is it? These are all questions in the philosophy of science. Covering the work of thinkers from Aristotle through Popper and Kuhn to the present, this unit provides a good grounding in the major topics of this field for students in both the BA and the BSc.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: HPA213 - 3000 words internal assessment (60%), 2-hour examination (40%)
HPA313 - 3500 words internal assessment (60%),2-hour examination (40%)

TEACHING PATTERN: internal; 2-hrs lectures weekly; 1-hr tutorial fortnightly (13 wks); dist ed: choice of print-based or web-based delivery (13 wks)

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web dependent - H,L,W,I,N
Some parts of this unit will be taught online
   Resource supported teaching & learning - H,L,W,I,N
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
   Video conferencing - H
A live video link between campuses is used for at least some teaching in this unit
About Flexible Study Options

Prereq 25% level 100 in any discipline

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

STAFF: Dr J Chase

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Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

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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