Course level

Postgraduate Coursework

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

School

Historical & Philosophical Inq

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

3 Contact hours

Incompatible

PD100, PD712, PHIL1000, PHIL1010

Assessment methods

Essay, Take-home Exam

Course coordinator

Associate Professor Marguerite La Caze ; Renee England

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2018 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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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, Locke, Hume, Camus, Sartre, and Beauvoir. The first section of this 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 the problem of personal identity. The second section provides an introduction to philosophy from existential and phenomenological perspectives concerning meaning, ethics, emotions, freedom and the Other.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2010 St Lucia Flexible Delivery Course Profile
Semester 2, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Summer Semester, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2009 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2009 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Summer Semester, 2009 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2008 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2008 St Lucia Internal Course Profile