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History of Philosophy 1: from Early Greece to the Renaissance

Enrolment code: HPA266/366

Offered: Hobart: semester 1, Distance education: semester 1 [by internet]

Special note: Strongly recommended for all students majoring in Philosophy, especially those intending to undertake Honours in Philosophy

Unit description:

Studies the development of philosophy from the period of the early Greeks to the period of the Renaissance. Students are able to examine the ideas of philosophers like Plato and Aristotle; see how those ideas took a grip on the minds of theologians and other thinkers throughout the middle ages; see how the same ideas came together in the doctrines of St Thomas Aquinas and see how they laid the foundation for many philosophical beliefs of our own day. The unit will be useful not only to students of philosophy but also to students of history, literature, ancient civilisations, art, and religion.

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Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern internal: 2 hrs lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly; dist.ed: choice of print-based or web-based delivery (13 wks) Timetable
Prerequisites 25% level 100 Arts  
Assessment mode 2,000-word essay (40%), 3-hr exam in June (60%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc Stumpf, Socrates to Sartre, ISBN 0072347600 Library Catalogue
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Majors: [Discipline and school information] Philosophy  
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)  
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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