* 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).
Studies the development of philosophical ideas in the modern period, starting from the Renaissance and going through to the present day. Students see where those ideas came from and how they gave rise to traditions: how the ideas of Descartes, Leibniz, Spinoza and others formed one tradition; how the ideas of Hobbes, Locke, Berkeley, Hume and others formed a second; and how these two traditions gave rise to a third, the tradition of Kant and his followers. They will then be able to follow those traditions into the 20th century, where they are vigorously alive in the thought and writings of English-speaking philosophers and Continental philosophers alike. The unit will be useful not only to students of philosophy but also to students of history, literature, ancient civilisations, art, and religion.
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web supported - H Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
Resource supported teaching & learning - H Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
About Flexible Study Options
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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.