Metaphysics and epistemology are two, intimately related, core areas of philosophy. This unit introduces students to contemporary debates about both, and about the relation between our views on reality and on what we can know about that reality. The metaphysical issues discussed may include the nature of time, space, personal identity, causation, possibility, the nature of properties, relations, and numbers. The epistemological issues will include the nature, structure, and extent of our knowledge, and the justification of our beliefs.
|Unit name||Contemporary Metaphysics and Epistemology|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Philosophy and Gender Studies|
Dr David Coady, Dr Richard Corry
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
HPS204, HPS304, HPA208, HPA308
2 x 1 hr lectures weekly, 1 x 1hr tutorial fortnightly (13 wks)
3500 words internal assessment (60%) take home exam submitted by MyLo (40%)
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