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Enrolment code: HPA216/316

Offered: Hobart: semester 1

Unit description:

Epistemology is the study of the nature and limits of human knowledge: it asks what we can know and whether we can know anything at all; what is the nature of scientific knowledge and whether there are different forms of knowledge other than the scientific; what is the relation between knowledge and belief, and what is the nature of truth. Scepticism and relativism, as well as naturalism and empiricism, will be among the topics covered, as will issues concerning the unity of science and the nature of scientific method.

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Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 5 hrs fortnightly (13 wks) Timetable
Prerequisites 25% level 100 philosophy  
Assessment mode continuous assessment (20%), 2,000-word essay (40%), 3-hr exam (40%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
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Majors: [Discipline and school information] Logic and Philosophy of Science
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)
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Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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