PHILO304

Truth, Bullshit, and the Global Community

2024

15

300

A Trimester

Hamilton

Students must have completed at least 15 points of Philosophy papers.

PHIL350

This paper offers a global perspective on what truth is and why truth matters by examining ideas that come from Chinese, Indian, African, Mesoamerican, and western philosophical traditions. Some space will be afforded to empirical studies in order to reveal how popular beliefs may shape our understanding of truth. The paper also explores why we value truth in democratic societies, whether the pursuit of truth can survive ‘post-truth’ politics, and how lies, misinformation, and bullshit harm the pursuit of truth.

Teaching Periods and Locations

24A (HAM)
Paper outline
A Trimester :
26 Feb 2024 - 23 Jun 2024
Hamilton 100% internal assessment

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Timetabled lectures and tutorials

24A (HAM)
Name Day Time Room Dates
Lecture 1 *WORKSHOP Tue 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Feb 27 - Jun 2
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Domestic
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24A (HAM) $847

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24A (HAM) $3,678

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Additional information

  • Paper details current as of 29 Jan 2024 13:11pm
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