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PHIL1016 - Mind and Morality HSC

Summer Main, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: James William Ley


If a robot told you that it was in pain, would you believe it? If it is wrong to kill animals, should we try to stop animals from killing each other? How do you know what the colour red looks like to your friends? What do these philosophical puzzles reveal about ourselves, our minds, and our responsibilities towards others? This one-unit HSC course focuses on contemporary disputes regarding the nature of the mind, personal identity and ethics. As you engage with these issues, you will be introduced to the philosophical theories that underpin our notion of ourselves and our place in the world, and you will improve your ability to analyse and present complex ideas and arguments.

Additional Information

This unit is available to HSC students only


  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm


Lecture 1

1 This class runs from Week 2 to Week 3


  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm


Saturday Prep Session 2

2 This class runs fortnightly from Week 5 to Week 7

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