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Reality, Ethics and Beauty - PHIL1011

This unit is an introduction to central issues in metaphysics, ethics and aesthetics. It opens with general questions about reality, God, personal identity and free will. The middle section of the unit will consider questions about values, goodness and responsibility. The final part is concerned with the question "what is art", the nature of aesthetic judgment and the role of art in our lives.

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Tutorial participation (10%), 1x2000wd Essay (30%), on-line quizzes (10%), 1x2hr exam (50%)


PHIL1003 or PHIL1004 or PHIL1006 or PHIL1008


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Philosophy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Junior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Courses that offer this unit

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