2007 HPA228 Philosophy of History and Society

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HPA328

OFFERINGS

Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HPA228 H

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

* 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]
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DESCRIPTION

This unit provides an introduction to core issues in the philosophy of social science and the philosophy of history. The unit will assess the nature and role of social scientific and historical theories, the ways in which such theories are related to the evidence, the different forms of social scientific and historical explanation, and the nature of social scientific and historical understanding. A key motif throughout the unit will be the possibility of truth and objectivity in social scientific and historical inquiry, and the role of evaluative commitment in such inquiry.

Specific topics may include: individualist and collectivist models of analysis, symbolist and functionalist models, the idea of the 'grand narrative', the Standard Social Science Model, the relationship between the social and historical sciences and psychology, and the autonomy of the social sciences.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

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

TEACHING PATTERN: 2x 1-hr lectures weekly; 1-hr tutorial fortnightly

REQUISITE INFO
Prereq 25% 100 Level units from Arts or Social Science

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

STAFF: Dr D Coady (coordinator)/Dr P Rush

FEES
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