Introduction to Philosophy
Unit code: HAH100
|Credit points||12.5 Credit Points|
|Contact hours||3 Hours per Week|
Aims and objectivesThis unit of study provides an introduction to several major themes and thinkers in the philosophical tradition. Issues discussed include: mind and body, personal identity, free will and determinism, reality, knowledge, ethics and morality.
In discussion, a primary aim is to apply what we learn from the study of these themes and thinkers to aspects of everyday experience, and on this basis come to a better understanding of who we are and of the possibilities for living open to us. The unit of study also fosters a range of analytical, critical and communication skills, valuable for both personal and professional development.
Generic skills outcomes
- Promotes growth of understanding about key ideas and thinkers who have influenced the development of contemporary culture.
- Fosters a range of analytical, critical, and communication skills, valuable for both personal and professional development.