There will be a short introductory class in week 1. After that, this unit will be divided into reading weeks (Weeks 3,5,7,10,12) and discussion weeks (Weeks 2,3,6,8,11,13). Week 9 will be an essay-writing week.
Each fortnightly block (reading week + discussion week) will focus on 2-3 thematically linked sections from Hume's Enquiry.
In the reading weeks, you need to read the relevant sections, and write up a brief summary with some questions for discussion, to be submitted by 9am on Friday. There will be no on-campus seminars in reading weeks, and nor are you required to participate in online discussions, although the forum will be available if you want to use it.
In the discussion weeks, you will need to participate in online and (if you are an internal student) face-to-face discussions, guided by the discussion questions suggested by the class. You will receive your summaries back with feedback on the Monday of each discussion week, to aid your preparation. There will be on-campus seminars for internal students in discussion weeks, on Wednesdays from 12-2 in Y3A210. The seminars will a student presentation (face-to-face, prerecorded or written) , which will contribute to the discussion for the remainder of the week. Further information about participation expectations will be given in iLearn.
More information about participating in this unit as an external student will be given in iLearn, and in the introductory seminar in week 1, a recording of which will be available through iLearn.
David Hume, An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, Hackett, 1993, ISBN 9780872202290.
Please get a copy of this edition. It is inexpensive, and it makes a reading-based unit much easier if everyone has the same edition.
Suggestions for supplementary readings on each topic will be given through iLearn.
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