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.
ASSESSMENT: 2,000-word essay (40%), 3-hr seen exam (60%)
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.