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Philosophy (PHIL)

Department of Philosophy Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

PHIL 2900 [1.0 credit]

Truth and Propaganda

Ancient and modern techniques of persuasion from analytical, ethical and jurisprudential perspectives. Objectivity and bias, advertising and public relations ethics, the viability of democracy in the light of pressures on and within the modern mass media.
Prerequisite: 0.5 credit in philosophy or second-year standing.
Lectures three hours a week.

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