Unit

School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Philosophy of NatureWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102619.1

Discipline: PHILOSOPHY

Student Contribution Band: 4

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Dennis Schmidt


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


Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2021 Spring  Yes  Bankstown Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
This unit examines questions and problems concerning the concept of nature or ‘naturalness’. What does it mean to call something ‘natural’ and how are natural things to be distinguished from artificial things or things that are human made? How does technology influence our understanding of nature? What are the ethical implications arising from human relations with the natural world? As well learning time-honoured answers to such questions, students will appreciate the practical relevance of philosophical theorising about nature.


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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