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Reason, Truth and Knowledge B

Enrolment code: ESG742

Offered: Launceston: may be taken in summer school OR semester 1

Unit description:

Skills of reason and argument continue to be fostered, especially as employed when a member of an inquiring group in critical interlocution. Although some conceptual framework concerning reasoning is formally presented, the skills are built up by practice when addressing the unit’s subject-matter. The major philosophical questions considered in this unit continue to be ones such as the following. What is it for a statement to be true? Are there different types of truths? What is it to know something to be true? Do the natural sciences supply us with knowledge of the universe? Are there different ways of knowing? Is there any such thing as absolute knowledge? Are the methods of inquiry of the natural sciences appropriate for the human and social sciences? And so on. In parallel with students’ own engagement with these issues will be discussion of the pedagogy of having school students engage with the same issues.

Staff P Davson-Galle (unit coordinator) with members of the School of Philosophy and colleagues from other universities as suitable For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Corequisites ESG741 Reason, Truth and Knowledge A  
Assessment mode 1 x 2,000 and 1 x 3,000-word essay Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Discipline (School) Postgraduate Education  
Courses Graduate Certificate of Education
Master of Education
Faculty website Faculty of Education  
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