School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

The Western Philosophical TraditionWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101294.3

Discipline: PHILOSOPHY

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Michael Symonds

Equivalent Units
63286 - The Western Philosophical Tradition, 101912 - Western Political Philosophy

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 40 credit points of study in currently enrolled course.

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
In 2013, this unit replaced by 101912 - Western Political Philosophy. The major social and political philosophy of the West, from the 5th century BC Greece till the 18th century will be examined. The development of ideas of citizenship, subjectivity, freedom, equality and the democratic state will be explored. The influence of Christianity will also be a major theme. Authors will include: Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, More, Hobbes, Locke, Vico, Rousseau.


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