Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitPhilosophy
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Lloyd Humberstone


Previously coded PHL3410


The subject will take the form of student-initiated discussions on problems connected with knowledge and belief. It will be mainly based on recent articles, which will be made available.


Written work: 100% (4500 words) - One written piece may be replaced by a 2 hour Exam (50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

One 2-hour seminar per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


(a) Some familiarity with formal logic, and
(b) Two 6-point second year philosophy subjects, including at least one of: ATS2863 (Descartes), ATS2865 (Language, truth, and power), ATS2837 (Plato and Platonism), ATS2839 (Ethics), ATS2840 (Philosophy of mind), or ATS2861 (God, freedom, and evil).

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