W7312
Philosophy of Culture

This unit examines philosophical questions of culture as it they have a particular bearing on life in the twenty-first century. It examines the role of technology, science, concepts of nature and culture, and metaphysical experience as they influence life in the current day.

Study Level

Undergraduate

Discipline

Humanities in the Christian Tradition

Sub Discipline

Philosophy

Credit Points

9

Prerequisites

W7106 Ancient and Early Medieval Philosophy or
W7109 Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate understanding of the philosophical interplay of religion and secular culture
  2. explore philosophical arguments about value and culture
  3. articulate theories about the role of technology in secular culture
  4. theorise the difference between nature and culture
  5. theorise the role of experience in art and religion in cultural terms
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