|Year of offer||2017|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 1|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject introduces you to some central themes of Philosophy through writings from great philosophers across history. Some of the thinkers and topics that may be covered include: Plato on moral ideas and knowledge; Kant on aesthetic judgment and value; thinkers from the Buddhist tradition; David Hume, Karl Marx and Ludwig Wittgenstein on religious belief.
Students who successfully complete this subject will:
- appreciate aspects of what it means to be a human being through the study of central works in the philosophical traditions;
- identify and define key philosophical concepts;
- read historical texts with particular focus on the philosophical arguments that are presented in these texts;
- interpret texts that were written in the history of philosophy;
- write well-structured and well-argued short essays that accurately explain and critically assess philosophical views;
- articulate their own responses to philosophical views, support them by reasons and defend them in light of criticism.