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Agency and the Self - PHL382

This unit explores some of the central issues in contemporary philosophical moral psychology. The first section focuses on freedom of the will, the nature of autonomy and debates about whether autonomy is compatible with socialisation. In the second section we discuss a range of issues concerning moral responsibility, including the implications of luck and causal determination for responsibility, whether moral responsibility requires an ability to do otherwise, and the conditions under which persons should be exempted from responsibility for their actions. The third section focuses on contemporary theories of personal identity over time by exploring the differences between metaphysical, practical and narrative theories of identity.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

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

Staff Contact(s): Dr Kelly Hamilton

(39cp at 100 level or above) or admission to GDipArts Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): PHIL382
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Assessed As: Graded
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Department of Philosophy

Faculty of Arts

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