This unit introduces students to moral and political philosophy. Drawing on a range of topics, themes, and methods, this unit explores foundational questions within both moral and political philosophy. As such, this unit provides an introduction to philosophy, the world’s oldest academic discipline, and will help students develop their capacity for critical reflection upon the nature of the human condition. This unit complements HPH105 Introductory Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality, but can be taken independently of that unit.
|Unit name||Introductory Philosophy: Moral and Political Philosophy|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Philosophy and Gender Studies|
|Coordinator||Doctor Graham Wood|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- demonstrate knowledge of concepts, principles, and methods central to moral and political philosophy
- apply knowledge of concepts, principles and methods central to moral and political philosophy
- apply philosophical skills, such as basic argument analysis, reconstruction, and presentation
- display a constructively critical attitude to belief formation as part of the formation of a philosophical attitude and identity with relation to questions of moral and political philosophy
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:HPH101 Philosophy 1: Ethics
Weekly online lecture (1 hour)
Weekly seminar (1 hour)
Weekly tutorial (1 hour)
Weekly online lecture (1 hour)
Weekly online discussions (equivalent 2 hours)
|Assessment||Take home exam (40%)|Quizzes (10%)|1500 word essay (30%)|Tutorial participation (10%)|500 word essay preparation task (10%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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