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Unit details

ASP307 - Plato and Nietzsche

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:M Sharpe
Prerequisite:

Must have passed at least one ASP-coded level 2 unit

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ASP105, ASP207, ASP213, ASP313, ASP405

Contact hours:

Burwood: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 1 hour Seminar per week.

Geelong: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.

Content

The unit will explore the very beginnings of the Western philosophical tradition in the work of Socrates as described by Plato in about 400BCE. Plato raises issues about the nature of ultimate reality and its importance for our moral and social lives. He describes how Socrates was put to death for teaching philosophical ideas that challenged the authority of tradition. For his part, Nietzsche, in the late 19th century, challenged the hegemony of the philosophical tradition that Plato inaugurated and asked us to accept the stresses of human life without recourse to metaphysical consolations.

Assessment

30% Group presentation (digital, online or in-class presentation).

30% Portfolio (annotated bibliography, article summaries, argument/essay plan).

40% Research essay.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$769$769$2394$2521

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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