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Scepticism: From Illusion to Reality - PHIL2667

Year - 2019

What is the boundary between reality and illusion? Can we be certain that we do not just project our own feelings and thoughts onto reality? Can we know that we are not dreaming? This unit will address these questions by analysing sceptical arguments and theories of knowledge from antiquity to modernity. The unit is designed to introduce students to epistemological topics in the historical context, thereby offering the basis for further studies in contemporary epistemology, metaphysics and philosophy of mind.

Classes
2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Assessment
1x500wd lead a discussion (20%), 1x500wd reading exercise (20%), 1x2500wd research essay (35%), 1x1000wd scaffolded essay (25%)

Pre-requisites

12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy

Prohibitions

PHIL2605

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: Philosophy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
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