Metaphysics and Epistemology

Subject 161-434 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable


Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 2-hour lecture/seminar per week
Total Time Commitment: *
Prerequisites: Admission to the postgraduate diploma or fourth-year honours in philosophy.
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Recommended Background Knowledge: *
Non Allowed Subjects: *
Core Participation Requirements: *


Dr Bruce Langtry
Subject Overview:

Selected issues in contemporary epistemology and metaphysics. The focus for 2008 will be on the implications of divine rationality and goodness for God's overall providential policies; attention will be paid to the problem of evil as an objection to the existence of God.

Assessment: A 5000-word essay 100% (due at the end of semester).
Prescribed Texts: Prescribed Texts:There are no prescribed texts. A reading list will be issued at the beginning of semester.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • be able to understand both the heart of a philosophical issue and its broader implications;

  • have learnt to form a critical understanding of philosophical texts;

  • have developed their skills to construct rigorous philosophical arguments.


Formerly available as 161-041 and as 161-434 Epistemology and Metaphysics. Students who have completed 161-041 or 161-434 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.

Related Course(s): Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (History and Philosophy of Science)
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Philosophy)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (History & Philosophy of Science)
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Philosophy)

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