This unit examines excerpts from major philosophical texts in order to discuss some of the significant issues of epistemology, interpretation, and philosophy of science. Questions considered may include some or all of the following: What is knowledge? Does knowledge come from our senses, or from reason? What is the status of scientific and historical knowledge? What is the relation between thought, language, and reality? (This unit may be offered weekly or intensive.)
Unit code: AP2230C
Unit status: Approved (Major revision)
Unit level: Undergraduate Level 2
Unit discipline: Philosophy
Proposing College: Catholic Theological CollegeShow when this unit is running
Sketch the main epistemological issues in the Western philosophical tradition.
Summarise the fundamental ideas, positions, and arguments of some of the thinkers studied in the unit.
Present accounts of the strengths and weaknesses of the major arguments of some of the thinkers presented in the unit.
Specify the major counter-arguments against some key positions presented in the unit.
36 points of philosophy at first level
Lectures and discussion of readings
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2-hour written examination
Unit approved for the University of Divinity by Maggie Kappelhoff on 19 Jul, 2021
Unit record last updated: 2021-07-19 11:37:13 +1000