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Philosophy: Time, Self and Freedom (6 points)


Leader: Aubrey Townsend and others

Clayton First semester 2003 (OCL)
Caulfield Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2003 (OCL)
Gippsland Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Summer 2003 (OCL)
Clayton First semester 2004 (OCL)
Caulfield Second semester 2004 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (OCL)
Gippsland Second semester 2004 (Day)
Clayton Summer 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: The unit consists of two components: 'Reason and argument' and 'Metaphysical issues'.(i)'Reason and argument' extends the treatment of topics dealt with in the Reason and argument component of PHL1070 and introduces some central ideas of modern formal logic.(ii)'Metaphysical issues' examines some major topics in metaphysics, concerned with time and freedom, the nature of the self, and the possibility of artificial intelligence. The content will be similar to that for the 'Time, Self and Freedom' component of PHL1020. More information on first year philosophy is available at http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/phil/undergraduate/firstyear.html

Assessment: Essay (1200 words): 20% + Four exercises (covering both parts of the course): 40% + Examination (2 hours): 40%

Contact Hours: 3 hours (1 lecture and 2 hour seminar) per week

Prohibitions: PHL1020

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