Worldviews, Nature and Morality
Available in 2013
Previously offered in 2012, 2011
This course examines the different ways in which different religions conceive of nature, humanity's place within nature, and humanity's responsibilities toward nature, and the extent to which these differing religious conceptions resonate with those of modern science.
||To provide students with an understanding of (i) the different conceptions different religions have had of nature and humanity's place within nature; (ii) how these different conceptions have informed their different conceptions of humanity's responsibilities toward nature, and (iii) the extent to which these differing religious conceptions resonate with modern scientific conceptions of nature, humanity's place within nature and humanity's responsibilities toward nature.
||The religious conceptions of nature, humanity's place within nature and humanity's responsibilities toward nature covered include the Judeo-Christian, Islamic, Australian Aboriginal, Native Hawaiian, Native American, Hindu, Buddhist and Deep Ecological. The course content will not only appeal to students with an interest in the human-nature relationship and the role religious beliefs have played in both defining and managing this relationship, but to any student who has ever pondered the questions 'What is human nature' and 'What does it mean to be human?'
||Students who have completed RELI3010 will not be allowed to enrol in PHIL3000.
|Modes of Delivery
|Essays / Written Assignments
||Written assignments, which might include minor or major essays, tutorial papers or similar exercises, totalling 2000 - 2500 words, worth 60%
|Examination: Take Home
||1500-2000 words, worth 40%.
||Seminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
2013 Course Timetables for PHIL3000