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Unit of study_

Problems of Empiricism - PHIL2611

Year - 2020

This unit will examine three problems that are part of the legacy of Empiricism: (i) the issues of induction, causation and causal explanation in science; (ii) the arguments from Berkeley and Hume concerning the external world; and (iii) the case of post-Humean ethical theory. Throughout we will be looking to the modern manifestations of these problems and the ways they might be rectified. We also look to emphasise the importance of these issues for the development of psychology of perception.

Classes
1x2hr lecture, 1x1hr tutorial per week

Assessment
two essays (total 4500 words)

Textbooks
Readings will be available from University Copy Centre.

Pre-requisites

12 Junior credit points in Philosophy

Prohibitions

PHIL2211 or PHIL3211

Details

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
Location
Camperdown
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