Philosophy 2: Mind and Metaphysics explores key philosophical questions about human identity and our place in nature. Through an examination of historical and contemporary philosophical texts, from Western and Eastern traditions, the unit explores the nature of persons and the nature of the world as we experience it. These themes will be pursued by asking questions such as:
- Is a mind more than just a brain?
- Do we have free will?
- Is there an enduring self?
- Could the world be an illusion?
- Does science give us knowledge?
- What is time? Is time travel possible?
- What reason have we for thinking there is or is not a God?.
This unit provides an introduction to the world's oldest academic discipline and will help students to develop the rigorous thinking that is the hallmark of philosophy-a skill that is transferable to almost any walk of life. This unit complements HPH 101 Philosophy 1: Ethics, but can be taken independently of that unit.
|Unit name||Philosophy 2: Mind and Metaphysics|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Philosophy and Gender Studies|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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|Launceston||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
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On campus: 2-hr lecture and/or seminar (13wks), 1-hr tutorial weekly (12 wks)
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On campus: Tutorial participation (15%); weekly MyLO quizzes (15%); 1500-word essay (35%); take home exam submitted via MyLO (35%)
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