Faculty of Arts
|Faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Offered||Clayton First semester 2014 (Off-campus)|
Clayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Clayton Summer semester A 2014 (Off-campus)
|Coordinator(s)||Dr Monima Chadha|
Previously coded PHL3850
The unit considers a range of topics in metaphysics and ethics from an Indian perspective. The aim is to contrast the views of the conservative Hindu philosophers with those of the Indian heretics. Among the metaphysical topics special emphasis is placed on the theories of the self and their relation to interesting Hindu doctrines of Karma and Rebirth. The course also explores the relations between karma and other enigmatic traditional Indian concepts.
Students who complete this unit will:
In addition, students completing the unit at third-year level (ATS3872) will be required to demonstrate independent research ability. To meet this requirement students must be able to exploit relevant resources which have not been mentioned in subject handbook and lectures in completing their assignments, in particular the major essay.
Written work: 70% (3500 words)
On-campus: 2 hours (one 2-hour seminar) per week
Off-campus: no timetabled contact hours
A first-year 6 point unit in Philosophy.