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PHL1070

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)Monima Chadha

Synopsis

The unit consists of two components, 'Reason and argument' and 'Moral issues'

  1. 'Reason and argument' is concerned with the appraisal of reasons and arguments that may be used in defence of various beliefs and policies. Its objective is to develop skills in argument and critical reasoning.
  2. 'Moral issues' examines some major controversies concerning life and death issues. The content will be similar to that for the 'Life, Death and Morality' component of PHL1010. More information on first year philosophy is available at:

http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/philosophy/ugrad/firstyear/

Objectives

On completing this subject students will have an understanding of some central issues in applied ethics and of the role philosophy can play in clarifying the discussion of them. They will have acquired some understanding of the nature and methods of philosophical inquiry, and an enhanced capacity for critical reasoning and rigorous thought.

Assessment

Essay (1200 words): 20%
Five exercises (covering both parts of the course): 40%
Examination (2 hours): 40%

Contact hours

3 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 2 hour seminar) per week.

OCL mode: workshops optional

Prohibitions

PHL1010

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at:

http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/philosophy/ugrad/firstyear/phl1070.php