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Early Modern Theories of Perception - PHIL3605

Year - 2019

This unit examines theories of perception from Descartes to Reid. It comprises four main themes. First, early modern accounts of sense perception are discussed in tandem with developments in the science of optics and the understanding of visual perception. Second, perception as a faculty of the understanding, that is, mental perception, is studied in the writings of Locke and Condillac. Third, sense perception and mental perception are treated together in a detailed assessment of the Molyneux Problem from Leibniz and Berkeley to Diderot. And fourthly, the course examines the notions of a moral sense and an aesthetic sense in the writings of Hutcheson.

Classes
1x2hr lecture/wk, 1x1hr tutorial/wk

Assessment
1x2hr Final Exam (50%), 1x2000wd Essay (40%), 1x500wd Tutorial Assignment (10%)

Pre-requisites

12 credit points at 2000 level from the Philosophy major

Prohibitions

PHIL2605

Details

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

05 Aug 2019

Department/School: Philosophy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2019
Unit of study level: Senior
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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