Course level

Undergraduate

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2L 1T

Incompatible

PHIL1010 PHIL1012 PHIL7140

Course coordinator

Martyn Lloyd

Assessment methods

A combination of essay and tutorial exercises

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

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Course description

The questions of what philosophy is and what philosophers do are approached through a discussion of the work of philosophers such as Descartes, Berkeley, Hume, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, and Beauvoir. The first section of the course is devoted to questions of what there is (metaphysics) and what it is to know (epistemology), and topics covered include scepticism, the relationship between mind and body, and idealism. The second section provides an introduction to philosophy from the existential and phenomenological perspectives of embodiment, sexuality, and love.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile