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ASP307 - Philosophy and the Meaning of Life

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Enrolment modes:(B, G, X)
Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:S Van Hooft
Incompatible with:

ASP105, ASP213/313

Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.

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

On campus: Two essays 2000 words each 40% each, Tutorial program 20%

Off campus: Two essays 2000 words each 40% each, Online program 20%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$733$733$2245$2364

* 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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