Philosophy and Literature (PHIL2646)


This unit addresses the 'ancient quarrel' between philosophy and literature. We will examine arguments about the importance of imagination and sympathy to moral judgement by putting various philosophical and literary texts in dialogue with each other.

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Further unit of study information


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


1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x500wd tutorial paper (10%) and 1x2hr exam (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


12 junior credit points in Philosophy

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.