DELEUZE, DERRIDA, FOUCAULT AND BEYOND: CONTEMPORARY CONTINENTAL PHILOSOPHY

PHI3PMP

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces students to the thought of some influential French philosophers associated with post-structuralism and postmodernism, including Lyotard, Deleuze, Derrida and Foucault. Some of the key themes to be examined include metaphysics, politics, and the role of reason and rationality.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorToula Nicolacopoulos

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Any first-year philosophy or politics subject, or completion of 30 credit points in other FHUSS first year subjects.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects PHI2PMP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsUnderstanding poststructuralismRecommendedWilliams, J. 2006ACUMEN

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Ability to identify the underlying issues in a complex problem or controversial debate, analyse their structure and employ appropriate reasoning strategies designed to resolve the problem.

Activities:
Essays, on-line and/or individual, class and study group learning activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

02. Ability to identify, formulate, analyse and judge the success of standard form and text-based arguments in a sophisticated manner, using advanced methods of analysis and critical reasoning.

Activities:
Essays, on-line and/or individual, class and study group learning activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

03. Ability to locate, review, analyse and synthesise unfamiliar ideas and lines of argument with an open mind and willingness to question and revise assumptions and change one's own views when appropriate.

Activities:
Essays, on-line and/or individual, class and study group learning activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. Write a carefully constructed and sophisticated essay in support of a philosophical claim.

Activities:
Essay writing, modelling, feedback on essay.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)

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