Society, Knowledge and Self (PHIL1013)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit is an introduction to central issues in political philosophy, theories of knowledge and philosophical conceptions of the self. The first part will consider the state, freedom and political obligation. The second part will examine some of the major theories of knowledge in the modern philosophical tradition. The final section will look at conceptions of the self as a knowing and acting subject.

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2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Assessment

tutorial participation (10%), 1x2000wd essay (30%) and 1x2hr exam (60%)

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