2007 HPA233 Self and Subjectivity

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HPA333

OFFERINGS
Not Offered

DESCRIPTION

This unit introduces students to a range of thought relating to the nature of the self and identity. Students explore ideas of `personhood`, personal identity,`selfhood` and embodiment, drawing on work from both European and Anglo-American philosophers. The unit examines questions such as `Is the self the brain, or the soul, or nothing at all?; `What makes me the same person now as the person I was last year?`; 'What is the relation between myself, my body and my mind?'; 'What is the relation between culture and identity?'. Students explore the relation between identity, imagination, and memory, as well as issues of agency and autonomy, gender, and narrative.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 2,000-word essay (40%), 3-hr seen exam (60%)

TEACHING PATTERN: 2 hrs lectures weekly (12 wks), 1 tutorial fortnightly

FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS
Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Resource supported teaching & learning - W,I,L,H,N
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
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REQUISITE INFO
Prereq 25% level 100 Arts

STAFF: Dr Kim Atkins

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