W7226
The Human Person

The unit The Human Person examines the philosophical anthropology of major thinkers from the history of philosophy. It is an elective unit and may form part of a Major in Philosophy.

Study Level

Undergraduate

Discipline

Humanities in the Christian Tradition

Sub Discipline

Philosophy

Credit Points

9

Prerequisites

Nil

Exclusions

Nil

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explain the views of major philosophers on human nature and human personhood
  2. Account for the historical shifts in understanding that have taken place
  3. Critically evaluate at least one contemporary account of human being
  4. Make an informed response to some of the key challenges for a religiously informed understanding of human beings e.g. evolutionary theory, neuroscience, cognitive science, and social constructivism
  5. Defend their own reasoned account of what it is to be human.
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