This is an introduction to some philosophical theories of human nature. Students will study a number of theories selected from the writings of major philosophers and philosophical traditions. Issues to be examined will be selected from: essentialism, the nurture vs nature debate, reason vs emotion, individual freedom vs social determinism, egoism vs altruism, personal identity, the unconscious, and minds as machines.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of PHL103 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.