Arts

HPA208

Enrolment
Unit Code
Unit Title
HAF215 Contemporary Feminist Thought
HAF218 Special Topic in Gender Studies
HAF219 Feminist Philosophy
(Not Offered 2013)
HAF228 Religion and Gender
(Not Offered 2013)
HAF229 Gender, Ethics and Society
HAF242 Contemporary Representations of Gender
HPA200 Contemporary Bioethics
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA207 Philosophy of Mind
HPA208 Metaphysical Puzzles
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA209 The Meaning of Life
HPA210 Theories of Ethics
HPA212 Ethical Professionals
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA213 Philosophy of Science
HPA216 Knowledge and Belief
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA218 Philosophy of Biology
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA219 Buddhist Philosophy
HPA234 Zen and Tao: East Asian Philosophy
HPA236 Philosophy of Art, Aesthetics and Creativity
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA237 Philosophy and Film
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA238 Exceptional Leadership
HPA239 Indian Philosophy
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA242 Law, Society and Morality
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA244 Aboriginal Philosophy
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA247 Creative Citizenship
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA248 Morality and the Mind
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA249 Climate Change: Who to believe? What to do?
HPA250 Existentialism and Beyond
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA251 Postmodern Thought
HPA256 Philosophy and Cosmology
HPA266 Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA268 Modern Philosophy
HPA271 Philosophy and the Body
HPA274 Science and Religion
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA276 Indo-Tibetan History, Philosophy and Culture
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA277 Environmental Philosophy
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA288 Philosophy of Language
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA289 Political Philosophy
HPA291 Introduction to Logic
HPA292 Logic and Philosophy
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA294 The Logic of Decision
(Not Offered 2013)
HPA297 Buddhism, Ethics and Nonviolence
(Not Offered 2013)

2007 HPA208 Metaphysical Puzzles

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HPA308

OFFERINGS

Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HPA208 H,L

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 1 H On Campus 26-FEB-2007 23-MAR-2007 16-APR-2007 01-JUN-2007
Sem 1 L On Campus 26-FEB-2007 23-MAR-2007 16-APR-2007 01-JUN-2007

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Offered in Courses: [R3A]
About Census Dates

DESCRIPTION

This unit is an introduction to the basic problems of metaphysics, especially those concerning the nature of time, space, causation, and possibility. Questions addressed will include: What is time? What is space? Can you change the past? Arguments about the possibility of time travel will be used to challenge pre-theoretical attitudes towards these issues. The focus will be on recent developments, especially those surrounding the work of David Lewis. The unit makes use of video to illustrate a variety of philosophical positions.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 2,000-word assignment (40% ea), 3-hr exam (60%)

TEACHING PATTERN: 2 hrs lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly (13 wks)

FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS
Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H,L
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
   Resource supported teaching & learning - H,L
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
   Video conferencing - L
A live video link between campuses is used for at least some teaching in this unit
About Flexible Study Options

REQUISITE INFO
Prereq 25% level 100 Philosophy or 25% 1st-year Science
M.Excl HPS204/304

TEXTS
Launceston Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 1)
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 1)

STAFF: Dr D Coady and Dr R Corry

FEES
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KEY

Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.

Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units - campuses A, F, G, K, Q and Y click here for more information.



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