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PHIL2605 - Early Modern Theories of Perception

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Samuel Thomas Baron


In this unit we will study some of the major philosophical works of the Classical British Empiricists, John Locke (1632-1704), George Berkeley (1685-1753), and David Hume (1711-1776). We shall focus attention on their theoretical philosophy, considering epistemological topics such as the nature, limits and justification of human knowledge; and metaphysical topics such as substance, causation, the primary-secondary quality distinction and personal identity. The unit will also consider the contemporary relevance of these thinkers.


1x1000wd tutorial exercise (25%), 1x500wd essay plan (15%), 1x2500-3000wd essay (60%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 Junior credit points in Philosophy


PHIL3005, PHIL2005

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