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ASP307 - Plato and Nietzsche

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:S Bowden
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.

 

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

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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