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

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

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.

1825.1Graduate Diploma in Continental PhilosophySUSPENDED
1826.1Graduate Certificate in Continental PhilosophySUSPENDED
1875.1Master of Arts in Continental PhilosophySUSPENDED
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