Feminist philosophy, psychoanalysis, existential phenomenology and queer theory have raised stimulating questions about the body. This unit examines how the body is theorised, how it interacts with questions of culture and class, and explores the implications of our understanding of the body and gender for epistemology, ethics and politics. In short, we examine what it means to be embodied.
|Unit name||Sex, Bodies, and Philosophy|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Philosophy and Gender Studies|
Dr. Lucy Tatman
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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- Be familiar with the key theoretical concepts in a feminist philosopher’s work.
- Comprehend the relations and dependencies between the key theoretical concepts under consideration such that the concepts collectively form a coherent theoretical framework.
- Be able to engage in a feminist philosophical analysis of contemporary issues of global social concern
25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
Weekly Lecture (2 hours)
Weekly Tutorial (1 hour)
Task 1: Essay, 1000 words (15%)
Task 2: Essay, 2000 words (35%)
Task 3: Final exam (40%)
Task 4: Tutorial participation (10%)
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