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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 HPA374 Science and Religion

Unit Level: Advanced

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HPA274

Not Offered


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%


HPA274 - 2500 words assessment involving a shorter written task earlier, and a longer essay later, in semester (60%), 2-hour examination (40%)
HPA374 - 3000 words assessment involving a shorter written task earlier, and a longer essay later, in semester (60%), 2-hour examination (40%)

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

Note: Class attendance may still be required

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

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

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.

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