Arts

HPA227

Enrolment
Unit Code
Unit Title
HAF202 Sexualities: Histories, Representation, Politics
HAF203 Gender, Sexuality and the Past
(Not Offered 2007)
HAF205 Buffy to Big Brother
HAF215 Contemporary Feminist Thought: Themes, Issues and Conflicts
HAF218 Special Topic in Gender Studies
HPA200 Contemporary Bioethics
HPA201 Philosophy and Literature
(Not Offered 2007)
HPA204 Place and Environment
(Not Offered 2007)
HPA206 Postmodernism
HPA207 Philosophy of Mind
(Not Offered 2007)
HPA208 Metaphysical Puzzles
HPA209 The Meaning of Life
HPA210 Theories of Ethics
HPA212 Professional Ethics
(Not Offered 2007)
HPA213 Philosophy of Science
HPA215 Art, Media and Culture
(Not Offered 2007)
HPA216 Theory of Knowledge
HPA218 Philosophy of Biology
(Not Offered 2007)
HPA219 Buddhist Philosophy
HPA221 Ideas and Faiths
(Not Offered 2007)
HPA222 Aboriginal Philosophy
HPA223 Ethics and the Postmodern Age
(Not Offered 2007)
HPA225 Existentialism and Beyond
(Not Offered 2007)
HPA227 Philosophies of Modernity
(Not Offered 2007)
HPA228 Philosophy of History and Society
HPA233 Self and Subjectivity
(Not Offered 2007)
HPA234 Zen and Tao: East Asian Philosophy
(Not Offered 2007)
HPA242 Law, Society and Morality
HPA256 Philosophy and Cosmology
HPA266 Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
HPA268 Modern Philosophy
HPA270 Sex, Gender and Philosophy
(Not Offered 2007)
HPA271 Philosophy and the Body
HPA274 Science and Religion
HPA276 Indo-Tibetan History, Philosophy and Culture
HPA277 Environmental Ethics
HPA286 The Methods of Philosophy
(Not Offered 2007)
HPA288 Philosophy of Language
HPA289 Political Philosophy
HPA291 Introduction to Logic
HPA292 Logic and Philosophy
(Not Offered 2007)
HPA294 The Logic of Decision
(Not Offered 2007)
HPA296 Affect and the Unconcious
(Not Offered 2007)
HPA297 Buddhism, Ethics and Nonviolence
(Not Offered 2007)
HPE201 The Idea of Europe
(Not Offered 2007)
HPE202 Europe: New and Old
(Not Offered 2007)

2007 HPA227 Philosophies of Modernity

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HPA327

OFFERINGS
Not Offered

DESCRIPTION

Is there anything that characterizes 'modern' forms of social and political organization as opposed to the 'pre-modern' or the 'post-modern'? What does it mean to talk of the modern or the post-modern? The nature of modernity, both its promise and its problems, has been a preoccupation of many philosophers from Rousseau, Hegel and Marx through to Foucault and Habermas. This unit will examine some of the critiques of modernity advanced by such thinkers, as well as the theories of social, economic and political organization and development that have accompanied those critiques. The unit will be relevant not only to students of philosophy and the history of ideas, but also to students of sociology, politics, literature and the arts.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 2,000 word assignment (40%), 3-hr end of sem. exam (60%)

TEACHING PATTERN: Semester 1: 2 1-hr Lectures weekly; 1-hr Tutorial fortnightly

REQUISITE INFO
Prereq 25% 100 Level units from Arts

STAFF: Dr Jack Reynolds

FEES
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