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ATS1835: Time, self and mind (Introduction to philosophy B)

Faculty of Arts

Time, self and mind (Introduction to philosophy B)

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This unit provides an introduction to philosophical reflection on a range of issues relating to human nature. What do we know? Do we have free will? What is language? What is the nature of the self? Not only will you be introduced to a range of answers to these (and other) questions, you will also be equipped with a variety of philosophical tools. These tools will enable you to both evaluate accounts of these central aspects of human nature, and to begin to develop your own accounts of these phenomena.


1 - Quiz/Quizzes - 5% 2 - Analytical exercise - 10% 3 - Analytical exercise - 20% 4 - Essay - 40% 5 - Take home final assessment - 25%


Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.