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History of Philosophy 2: Modern Philosophy

Enrolment code: HPA268/368

Offered: Hobart: semester 2, Distance education: semester 2 [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 philosophical ideas in the modern period, starting from the Renaissance and going through to the present day. Students see where those ideas came from and how they gave rise to traditions: how the ideas of Descartes, Leibniz, Spinoza and others formed one tradition; how the ideas of Hobbes, Locke, Berkeley, Hume and others formed a second; and how these two traditions gave rise to a third, the tradition of Kant and his followers. They will then be able to follow those traditions into the 20th century, where they are vigorously alive in the thought and writings of English-speaking philosophers and Continental philosophers alike. 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 (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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