Programme Code: PHIL2002
Faculty of: Arts
Targeted Students: HKU Undergraduate, HKU Postgraduate, Non HKU Undergraduate, Non HKU Postgraduate
Area of Interest: Arts
Programme Period: June 28, 2021 to July 16, 2021
Programme Fee: HKD 16,400
Early Bird Discount (Deadline : April 30, 2021)
– 5% discount on programme fee
– 10% discount on programme fee (HKU Exchange Partners’ students)
*This discount is not in conjunction with other discounts
Deadline for Application: May 31, 2021
Online Application: APPLY NOW
The application procedure of this programme is separated from HKUSI application system. You will be required to apply and pay all fees separately. For more information, please visit the programme link.
For HKU students, please visit here for the application procedures.
This course is an introduction to the thought of the major figures of western philosophy of the 17th and 18th centuries. We will read major works by Descartes, Elisabeth of Bohemia, Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Berkeley, Lady Mary Shepherd, and Hume. The course will focus mainly on metaphysical and epistemological topics such as the possibility of discovering knowledge, the existence of God, and the relationship between the mind and the body. But some topics in political philosophy will also be explored.
Monday – Friday 09:30 – 12:30
For enquires, please contact Faculty of Arts General Office:
Phone: +852 3917 8977
• You understand that you must be available for the entire duration of the programme, from the start to the end of the programme. 20% absence is allowed for emergencies or sick leave with legitimate reason and official letterhead proof for the absence. Students have the responsibility to contact the programme coordinator and/or teacher concerned about this ahead of time. No exceptions will be made, unless prior approval has been given. You are expected to be punctual for all classes and tutorials. Unexcused cases of lateness may count as absence. Students who fail to achieve an 80% of attendance or absence without legitimate reason and official letterhead proof for the absence will not be awarded the HKU Credits or the Certificate of Completion.