EXISTENTENTIALISM: MOODS ANXIETY AUTHENTICITY

PHI2EMA

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject we seek to acquaint students with the work of two of the most influential European philosophers, Martin Heidegger and Jean-Paul Sartre. We begin by examining some of Sartre's key ideas in Being and Nothingness, including temporality, solipsism, the body as being-for-itself and being-for-others. We then explore Heidegger's Being and Time focusing on the novel accounts of 'being-in'the-world', 'the ready-to-hand', 'thowness', 'Angst', death and the centrality of mood.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGeorge Vassilacopoulos

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PHI3BIW; PHI2BAW; PHI3BAW

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBeing and Time (selected extracts)PrescribedHeidegger, M. 1996SUNY
ReadingsBeing and Nothingness (selected extracts)PrescribedSartre J-P.Any edition

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Interpret and compare the main ideas with which Heidegger or Sartre are concerned.

Activities:
Identify and make a note of one idea or claim in the set texts that you believe reveals the authors' view on the question, use your notes to prepare a blog post and compare your impression with those of the others in the group.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Locate and review an idea or line of argument from Phenomenological or Existentialist thought and demonstrate your understanding of its relevance and application today.

Activities:
Choose one of the discussion questions from LMS subject resources, think about the question, re-read the relevant set text, conduct a library/internet search, write your own response and then critique another view based on this response.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Outline and critically assess one of Heidegger or Sartre's claims about the meaning of being and the possibilities for living an authentic life.

Activities:
After reading the assigned passage, identify the main argument and set out its premises and conclusion in standard form.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Winter semester, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Vassilacopoulos

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 27 - 28
Four 2.0 hours block mode other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via blended.
"Monday to Thursday"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Task 1 Blog posts and replies to other students (1600 words)40 01, 02, 03
Task 2: Staged research essay stage one: annotated bibliography and essay plan (800 words)20 01, 02, 03
Task 2 Staged research essay stage two: Essay (1600)40 01, 02, 03