PHIL151 Introduction to Philosophy A: Ethics, the Self and the Possibilities of FreedomUpdated: 02 November 2017
|Supervised Exam||There is a UNE Supervised Examination held at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled.|
|Coordinator(s)||Adrian Walsh (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
This unit introduces three of the enduring themes of philosophy: namely (i) Freedom, Fatalism and Determinism, (ii) the Self (iii) and (iii) the Ethical Life. We begin by considering whether we are genuinely free to shape our futures or whether fatalism about the future might be true. We then consider the nature of the self. We ask what is the self and where is it located? Finally, in the third module, we examine important philosophical discussions of ethics by thinkers such as Aristotle, Kant and John Stuart Mill. The aim of the unit is to provide an overview and introduction to key philosophical questions that are central to the very idea of being human.
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Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: