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ATS2837

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitPhilosophy
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dirk Baltzly

Notes

Previously coded PHL2130

Synopsis

In the first part of this century the British philosopher A. N. Whitehead remarked that 'all philosophy is but a series of footnotes to Plato.' This unit introduces students to some of the central themes in Plato's work. These will include: the relation between knowledge, moral virtue and happiness; the immortality of the soul and reincarnation; the existence and nature of Plato's forms - abstractions such as beauty itself, alleged to be the source of all beautiful things here. Finally we will look at some of the developments of Plato's philosophy in neoplatonism. For more information: http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/philosophy/ugrad/units

Assessment

Written work: 60% (2500 words)
Exam: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

Two 1-hour lectures per week
One 1-hour tutorial per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

At least six points of first year philosophy except with permission.

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