This subject deals with central topics in metaphysics and epistemology, including the mind-body problem, the problem of free will and determinism, whether there is a god, the relation between language and the world, the nature of knowledge and of how such knowledge is possible, the question of realism versus idealism, to name some. It will proceed by way of engagement with influential texts by classical and contemporary philosophers.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Students may enrol in this subject only if they gain admission into the BA (Hons) in philosophy. Students will need access to the internet.
PHL406 PHL410 replaces PHL406
A selection from: - The mind-body problem - The problem of free will and determinism - God's existence - The relation between language and the world - The nature of knowledge and of how such knowledge is possible - Realism versus idealism - Personal identity - Natural kinds - Causation - Truth - Perception - Space and Time - Action Students will write four essays and therefore will cover four of these topics in depth.
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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.