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PHIL4109: Research Topics - Mind and Metaphysics

2024 unit information

The philosophy of mind and metaphysics examines core issues in our understanding of the mind and the nature of reality. Topics include the ontology of mind, the nature of concepts and mental representations, and the problem of mental content. Metaphysics is concerned with these questions as well as other questions about reality, including the nature of necessity, causation, and how to reconcile recent scientific discoveries with our common-sensical conception of the world. The unit will provide background to these areas, and engage with contemporary research on that foundation.

Unit details and rules

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Philosophy

Code PHIL4109
Academic unit Philosophy
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
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At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate the capacity to understand recent research work in the area of Philosophy of mind and metaphysics
  • LO2. Demonstrate skills in engaging with recent scholarship
  • LO3. Demonstrate ability to make contributions to research in the area in the form of a long form essay that approach what is required for journal submission.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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