PHILOSOPHICAL CONTROVERSIES AND METHODS
Credit points: 15
This subject enables you to study one particular tradition of thought, philosophical controversy and/or method of analysis or critical inquiry. This year students will study ideas drawn from the Existentialist tradition and selected from the writings of Jean-Paul Sartre, Martin Heidegger, Soren Kierkegaard or Paul Tillich. Examples include temporality, the body as being-for-itself and being-for-others, freedom, anxiety, death, the centrality of mood, the meaning of life and the courage to be.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorGeorge Vassilacopoulos
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveYes
Learning ActivitiesIdentify 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.
Prerequisites Complete of 30 credit points subjects in the course
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Winter semester, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Vassilacopoulos
Block ModeWeek: 27 - 28
One 3.00 hours block mode other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via blended.
Monday to Thursday 10am-1pm
Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 27 - 28
One 2.00 hours unscheduled online class per day on any day including weekend during the day from week 27 to week 28 and delivered via online.
Online Activities (1000 word equivalent) Assessment includes blog posts, replies to other students posts and quizzes.
Critical Article Review (1000 words) Based on a choice from four secondary source readings in the subjects required readings.
Research essay (2000) Questions and instructions will be provided to students via the LMS.