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Early Modern Theories of Perception - PHIL2605

Year - 2018

This unit will trace theories of perception and representation by looking at Locke, Gassendi, Berkeley, and Hume whose fascinating, and often controversial, approaches urge us to base our concept of the world on experience. We will investigate the interplay between sense perception, reason and imagination, explore the limits of knowledge and examine the link between expereince and self-conception. The unit aims to develop a perspective that allows students to reflect critically on central issues of the contemporary debate.

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

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

Pre-requisites

12 Junior credit points in Philosophy

Prohibitions

PHIL3005 or PHIL2005

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: Philosophy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
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