3P04 Introduction to Philosophy

Tutor/Facilitator Douglas Adeney

When
Date: on/from Wed 17 Mar 2021 to Wed 31 Mar 2021
Frequency: Weekly Term 1
Class time: 11:45-1:15

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What is philosophy? What good is it? When in life should it be studied? After considering these questions we will explore a few of the classic problems of philosophy, including the following:

  • The freedom of the will. Do we really have this, or are all our choices fully determined by hereditary and environmental causes?
  • The nature of morality. Can moral statements have ‘objective’ truth, or do they just signify a group or individual’s customs or preferences?

TUTOR: Douglas has philosophy degrees from Monash University (MA) and the University of St Andrews, Scotland (PhD). He taught philosophy at Melbourne State College and then for many years at the University of Melbourne. He has been joyfully involved at U3APP since 2018.

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