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Life, Death and Meaning (PHL377)

School School of Arts
Credit Points 3
Availability Not available this year
Description This unit will cultivate and strengthen students' understanding of the discipline of philosophy. By examining the work of seminal thinkers from the history of philosophy, students will consolidate their knowledge of philosophy and explore its relevance to a modern context. Through synchronic and diachronic 'dialogue' with the thinkers presented, students will further develop the analytic and research skills necessary for success in the discipline. We will look at texts by Plato, Aristotle, St Augustine, Locke, Hume, Kant, Husserl and Heidegger.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour per week; tutorials: 1.5 hours per week.
Prerequisites PHL130 Introduction to Philosophy, PHL131 Critical and Creative Thinking, PHL205 Critical Metaphysics, PHL317 Meaning and Interpretation.
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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