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PHL1020 - Introduction to Philosophy B

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Karen Green, John Bigelow, Monima Chadha


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


PHL1020 consists of a set of optional components, from which students must choose two. The components offered in any year will be drawn from the following list:

  1. Beginning Logic;
  2. Time, Self and Freedom;
  3. Greeks and the Good Life;
  4. Philosophy of Sex; and
  5. Law, Liberty and Society. For information about the components offered in the current year, students should go to the subject website:


To extend and develop the capacity of students to argue critically about a range of philosophical issues either through informal discussion of moral and metaphysical problems or through more formal methods of logical analysis.


Three short exercises (1250 words): 30%
Essay (1250 words): 30%
Examination: 40%

Contact hours

3 hours (2 x 1 hour lectures and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week