Semester 2 unit | Philosophy for beginners: Wisdom for life

Why think, and what difference does it make to the shaping of living? Is there a common good, and if so what can we know about it? Are we free, determined, or something more complex? On what lines should society be politically organised? What is the logic of a good argument? Is it reasonable believe in the existence of God? What justification do claims to ‘religious experience’ have as public arguments for the existence of God? What can be reasonably claimed about the miraculous?

In addressing some of the most significant issues in the history of Western philosophy, students will be introduced to many of the most significant writings and thinkers within the study of the philosophical traditions.

Unit details

College Yarra Theological Union
Lecturer Professor John McDowell
Level Level 1; Level 8
Study Mode Face-to-face

Online – Synchronous

Mondays 6pm-9pm

Unit Codes AP1000Y –  Blended
AP8000Y  – Blended

For more information contact Academic Dean Rev Dr Ross Fishburn: dean@ytu.edu.au

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