Courses & Units

Applied Philosophy HPH302

Launceston, Hobart

Introduction

Philosophers regularly collaborate with neuroscientists and psychologists, mathematicians and physicists, ecologists and biologists, artists and filmmakers, as well as medical practitioners and researchers. These collaborations are often fruitful and offer new, unexpected insights. Most disciplines involve philosophical questions or benefit from philosophical skills of analysis and critical thinking. In this unit you will study some of these engagements between philosophy and other disciplines, practices or aspects of life. You will learn why and how philosophy can address questions and solve problems outside the normal boundaries of the discipline.

Summary

Unit name Applied Philosophy
Unit code HPH302
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Philosophy and Gender Studies
Coordinator Doctor Louise Richardson-Self
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate understanding of contemporary debates and positions within particular fields of philosophy across different philosophical traditions appropriate for continuing honours and postgraduate study of philosophy.
  • Apply understanding of contemporary social, political, cultural, environmental, scientific or aesthetic issues in relation to philosophy, synthesising perspectives to arrive at reflectively formed judgements.
  • Use disciplinary skills of argument analysis and construction and clear communication with flexibility and creativity to identify and solve problems with intellectual independence.
  • Demonstrate the development of an ethical comportment to the world in engaging with issues in relation to philosophy.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
091701 $1,828.00 $858.00 not applicable $1,828.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25% or equivalent at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Weekly lectures (2 hours) and tutorial discussion (1 hour)

AssessmentAssessment Task 1: Report (15%)|Assessment Task 2: Presentation (20%)|Assessment Task 3: Position Paper (45%)|Assessment Task 4: Tutorial Participation/Other Participation (20%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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