This unit examines excerpts from major philosophical texts in order to discuss some of the major issues of epistemology, language, interpretation, and philosophy of science: What is knowledge? Does knowledge come from our senses, or from reason? What is the status of scientific and historical knowledge? What is the relation between thought and reality? What is the relationship between reality, our language, and our knowledge?

Unit Code: AP2230C

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit Discipline: Philosophy

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Critically explore their own acts of thinking


Outline the main epistemological issues in the Western philosophical tradition


Summarise the fundamental ideas, positions and arguments of the thinkers studied in the unit


evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the major arguments of the thinkers presented in the unit

Unit sequence

30 points of philosophy at first level


Lectures, seminars and tutorials


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

1 X 2000 word essay

0 50.0
Written Examination

1 x 2 hour written examination

0 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2015

Unit Record last updated: 2019-02-01 11:14:20 +1100