This unit introduces students to debates in which contemporary philosophers appeal to biology. Claims about human nature, race, normality, innateness, and evolutionary design feature in arguments in epistemology, philosophy of mind and language, and ethics. Students will learn how to evaluate such efforts to base philosophical theories on biology.
2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x1000wd report (20%), 1x1500wd essay (30%), 1x2000wd take-home exercise (50%)
12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy