Units of study

PHIL2606 - Knowledge, Reason and Action

Semester 1, 2018  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Sebastian Sequoiah-Grayson
Email: sebastian.sequoiah.grayson@sydney.edu.au

Description

This unit covers three topics in epistemology: what knowledge is, how it can be obtained, and what to do with it. The first component involves a study of the nature of knowledge, and the various attempts to define it. The second is concerned with principles of reason and investigation, and how to assess whether they are good sources of knowledge. The final component is to do with the theory of decision: what methods should be used to apply knowledge in the choice of action.

Assessments

1x2500wd essay (50%) and 1x2hr exam (50%)

Classes

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

Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.

 Wednesday

  9am 10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

PHIL2606

Lecture

             

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