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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dirk Baltzly


Students take two units form the following list:

  1. Metaphysics and Epistemology.

  1. Value Theory.

  1. Foundations of Analytic Philosophy.

  1. Contemporary European Philosophy.

  1. Supervised reading.

  1. Philosophy of Mind and Cognition.

  1. Philosophical Pedagogy.

Each unit consists of six two-hour seminars. At least four units will be offered. Students will be provided with details of which units are on offer as well as specific reading lists shortly after they receive their letter of offer to undertake Masters Qualifying.


Students who successfully complete this subject will gain the ability to read and understand advanced philosophical material in some specific areas of current research. They will be able to examine and criticise arguments in those areas, as well as develop and defend their own position on some specific issues within those areas. They will further their basic competence in the use of research tools in Philosophy. Those who undertake the Philosophical Pedagogy unit will additionally gain an appreciation for the ways in which the practical demonstration of these research skills informs teaching.


Written work: 85% or 100% (7500-9000 words). Some choices of component may involve oral presentations: 15%

Chief examiner(s)

Dirk Baltzly

Contact hours

Two units; each unit consists of nine 2-hour seminars.


Masters Qualifying in Philosophy A.