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PHIL3682: Romanticism

2023 unit information

This unit examines the development of a major movement in 19th century philosophy: Romanticism. Topics to be considered include: the relation between art, nature and scientific knowledge, the meaning of human freedom, scepticism and the idea of a 'system' of knowledge.

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Code PHIL3682
Academic unit Philosophy
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in Philosophy

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

  • LO1. Understanding the philosophical foundations of romanticism
  • LO2. Awareness of key issues within philosophical romanticism and their contemporary relevance
  • LO3. Understanding the historical emergence of romanticism as a philosophical movement
  • LO4. Understanding the ways in which artistic ways of knowledge, and the arts more generally, influenced approaches to the study of the natural world
  • LO5. Developing a well-reasoned argument and articulating it clearly.
  • LO6. Identifying material relevant for your argument by accessing databases and/or archives, and synthesizing the material in a coherent manner.
  • LO7. Improved ability to engage in critical thinking and distinction-making
  • LO8. Improved ability to read and understand primary texts

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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