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PHIL2672: Time and Space

2022 unit information

Are time and space substances, or is there nothing more to them than the relations between objects or events? How is time different from space? Does time have a direction? If it does, what gives it its direction? If it doesnt, why does it seem to us that it does? Does space have a direction? This unit investigates the nature of time and space and objects (including persons) within space and time.

Unit details and rules

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Code PHIL2672
Academic unit Philosophy
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in Philosophy
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. develop your own thoughts into a clear, valid argument
  • LO2. critically assess the arguments put forward by others
  • LO3. understand the metaphysics of time and space
  • LO4. understand the connection between metaphysics and research in the physical sciences (particularly physics)
  • LO5. find relevant primary research and deploy it.

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Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote

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