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The transcendent dimension will not go away, try as culture might to expunge it. In modern and postmodern times, its traditional forms are often obliterated or contested, and transcendence returns in a new guise. In Jung it returns as psyche and symbol, in Hillman as soul and image, in Derrida as negative theology and the impossible, and in Levinas as the absolute other. This subject will explore the transcendent in these psychologists and philosophers, while also reflecting on their common sources: Nietzsche, Heidegger. We will contextualise the return of transcendence to a postmodern philosophy that seemed inimical to it. We will read essays by Jung, Hillman, Derrida, Levinas, and read ckassic poems and novels in light of the 'postmodern transcendent'.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Tacey

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

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Prerequisites Enrolment in either the AHA-Bachelor of Arts Honours or AHCA-Bachelor of Creative Arts Honours degrees, majoring in English.


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