Unit

School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Theoretical PhilosophyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102615.1

Discipline: PHILOSOPHY

Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 7

Credit Points: 20

Co ordinator
Dennis Schmidt


Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course.


Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Autumn  Yes  Bankstown Campus - DAY  Dennis Schmidt  Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*

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About this Unit
Theoretical Philosophy focuses on theories of knowledge, theories of being, and systems of thought. While it is traditionally described under the heading of epistemology and metaphysics, theoretical philosophy should be more broadly understood as devoted to philosophical investigations into the underlying systems, theories, and presuppositions upon which any account of the world, experience, or even truth has been built. This unit will be devoted to an explication of either thematically related theoretical investigations, such as, for example, ‘17th-century theories of matter,’ or ‘the nature of language,’ or it will focus instead on one central philosophical figure, e.g., ‘Plato’s metaphysics of the soul,’ ‘Kant’s system of transcendental idealism,’ etc.


Courses
1825.1Graduate Diploma in Continental PhilosophyCURRENT
1826.1Graduate Certificate in Continental PhilosophyCURRENT
1875.1Master of Arts in Continental PhilosophyCURRENT
8083.2Bachelor of Research StudiesCURRENT




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