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How Biology Matters to Philosophy - PHIL2677

Year - 2019

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.

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

Assessment
1x1000wd report (20%), 1x1500wd essay (30%), 1x2000wd take-home exercise (50%)

Pre-requisites

12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy

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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