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Unit of study_

Philosophy of Information - PHIL3608

Year - 2019

In this unit we will explore the informational-turn in philosophy. We will investigate the nature of information itself, as well as information-based approaches to central philosophical issues across epistemology, metaphysics, logic, and semantics. We will also examine the role played by information in the sciences, as well as the socio-ethical impact of information-based technologies including web-based communication platforms, the impact of remote/autonomous systems such as drones and facial recognition on freedom and agency, data-as-labour vs data-as-capital, and the weaponisation of information itself.

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

Assessment
1x2500wd Final essay (50%), 1x2000wd Mid-semester essay (50%)

Pre-requisites

12 credit points at 2000 level in the Philosophy major

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: 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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