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Philosophy Capstone Unit - PHIL383

This unit provides students with the opportunity to integrate knowledge acquired in their study of philosophy, to reflect on the development of their skills, and to focus on how their study of philosophy equips them for the next step in their careers. We review the philosophy graduate attributes: the knowledge, skills, methods and values developed in the course of the philosophy degree. With a focus on what these skills and values mean in practice, we examine a range of texts that both illustrate the diversity of philosophical approaches and represent the 'state of the art' in the field. By applying critical thinking, problem-solving, and creative skills to these texts, as well as philosophical values of intellectual humility and openness to the force of the better argument, students will learn what it is like to engage in live philosophical debate. We also look at the values cultivated through the study of philosophy and we consider how the skills and values acquired through the degree can be taken forward into further study, work, and applied in other areas of life.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External (On-campus dates: None)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Michael Olson

(39cp at 100 level or above or admission to GDipArts in Philosophy) and (12cp in PHIL or PHL units) Prerequisite Information


6cp in PHL or PHIL units at 300 level

NCCW(s): PHIL354, PHL354
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: PACE unit
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Philosophy

Faculty of Arts

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