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Knowledge, Reason and Action - PHIL2606

Year - 2020

This unit covers three topics in epistemology: what knowledge is, how it can be obtained, and what to do with it. The first component involves a study of the nature of knowledge, and the various attempts to define it. The second is concerned with principles of reason and investigation, and how to assess whether they are good sources of knowledge. The final component is to do with the theory of decision: what methods should be used to apply knowledge in the choice of action.

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

1x2500wd essay (50%) and 1x2hr exam (50%)


12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

03 Aug 2020

Department/School: Philosophy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Prof Mark Colyvan
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