This course examines John Locke's views on the correct method of the acquisition of knowledge of nature with a special focus on his Essay concerning Human Understanding. Topics include experimental philosophy, natural history, hypotheses and analogy, matter theory, generation and species, and the theory of qualities.
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x2500wd essay (50%), 1x2hr exam (50%)
PHIL1010 or PHIL1011 or PHIL1013 or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy