Existentialism is a label used to refer to a group of 19
th and 20
th - century anti-metaphysical philosophers, who take philosophy to be essentially concerned with subjectivity, truth, finitude, meaning, value, hope and despair. Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Camus, Sartre, Buber, Jaspers, Heidegger, and Levinas are representative of such "existentialist" thought. This unit explores a wide range of issues within this "existentialist" framework: the ideas of objectivity and passion, the death of God and the creation of new values, the problem of nihilism, the idea of existence in the face of death, and the possibility of an ethics outside the constraints of traditional metaphysics and ontology.
ASSESSMENT: HPA225 - 3,000 words internal assessment (60%), 2-hour exam (40%)
HPA335 -3,500 words internal assessment (60%), 2-hr. exam (40%)
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web dependent - W,I,N Some parts of this unit will be taught online
Video conferencing - L A live video link between campuses is used for at least some teaching in this unit
About Flexible Study Options
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.