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May be taken as a Philosophy unit


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.

Summary 2020

Unit name Philosophy and the Body
Unit code HAF335
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Philosophy and Gender Studies

Lucy Tatman

Teaching staff

Dr Lucy Tatman

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty


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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HAF264, HAF364


Teaching Pattern

2-hrs lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial weekly


3,500 words internal assessment (40%); tutorial participation, including a minimum of 2 online quizzes demonstrating student engagement (20%); 2-hour examination (40%).

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