PHIL1013 2018 Reader


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Basic Political Writings

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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PHIL1013: Society, Knowledge and Self - Final Exam Notes!

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Comprehensive breakdown of each philosopher's key arguments. - Aristotle - Hobbes - Locke - Kier...

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⇨ Detailed Notes of Concepts Discussed in PHIL1013: Society, Knowledge and Self ⇦

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PHIL1013 Exam Answers

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Was my least favourite of all the phil undergrad units (and i did them all). Overlap between the lectures and way too much content for a good understanding of anything. Felt rushed and lecturers weren't all that engaging.

Anonymous, Semester 1, 2017

A decent overview of epistemology, political philosophy and discourses of 'the self'. Epistemology was excellent: a characterful lecturer who wasn't afraid to challenge students, particularly with the readings. Political philosophy was disappointing because it was focused too narrowly, and the lecturer failed to keep up with the schedule. The module about 'the self' was moderately interesting, though the lecturer was not engaging.

Anonymous, Semester 2, 2016

Can’t say I love the lecture, the content is quite basic and not too hard. But my tutor Inja is a remarkable teacher. She could really expand on the simple concepts in the lecture to much grander narrative of philosophy history.

Anonymous, Semester 2, 2016

Really great introduction to philosophers and their key ideas.

Anonymous, Semester 2, 2016

I'm not going to say I LOVED either of the intro PHIL units.. they are like a fast walk through an encyclopedia of philosophy.. remember it doesn't matter what you think, just know what Aristotle et al think.. don't send yourself crazy second guessing stuff that doesn't make sense, just learn it and spit to back out.. its not philosophy so much as history of philosophy

Anonymous, Semester 2, 2015

Society was extremely interesting and very politically charged. Knowledge was quite confusing and the lecturer wandered off topic fairly often. Self was easy to understand and very interesting.

Anonymous, Semester 2, 2015

really broad, great tutorial discussions to be had, but philosophy is never a walk in the park

Anonymous, Semester 2, 2014

This unit was just excellent. Perhaps I'm a tad biased given that I have been thinking about topics covered in this unit for some time now, but this course will really leave you walking out of lectures bewildered and inspired. You will cover things such as political philosophy and the ideology behind particular forms of government, including democracy, autocracy, and even why give up our freedom in lieu of the authority of others. For the knowledge portion of the unit, you will delve deep into the very foundations of epistemology and ask challenging questions regarding the existence of God and the nature of how we know anything at all. Finally, my favourite part of the unit was the self - in this subject you will face mind-bending thought experiments that will cast doubt on your very existence. I shit you not - this course is really for the thinkers out there.

Anonymous, Semester 2, 2013