This subject provides an introduction to a number of major philosophical theories about human nature and the good life. Theories studied stretch from those that originated in ancient civilisations to those articulated during the 20th century. Connections between each theory of human nature and philosophical positions in metaphysics and epistemology are explored, and the implications for the good life are then articulated through ethics and political philosophy. Philosophical theories of human nature and the good life pre-date the modern science of psychology and provide a useful perspective on the contemporary interface between philosophy and psychology.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of PHL103 in Session 2 2020. 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: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.