European Philosophy, which includes the traditions of existentialism and phenomenology, begins with lived experience. Both traditions significantly shape our understanding of the human condition, and they have been taken up by disciplines as diverse as art, literature, architecture, film, theology, politics, psychology, sociology, ethology, and the environmental sciences (among others). This unit offers a broad overview of key figures and key debates in the evolution of phenomenology and related traditions, demonstrating their ongoing relevance to our engagement with the world. Central topics may include: the nature of existence; intentionality; the ‘ontological turn’; the problem of the Other (how do I know that others exist and exist as I do?); the role of the body and perception in philosophy; subjectivity and intersubjectivity; why we care – addressing the challenge of the amoralist; aesthetics; other bodies, other minds – understanding diverse subjectivities; phenomenology and technology; ontology as political and the political as ontologically informed.
|Unit name||Self and World: Debates in European Philosophy|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Philosophy and Gender Studies|
|Coordinator||Doctor Anya Daly|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- Critically analyse the historical origins and content of debates within European Philosophy.
- Critique philosophical accounts of key figures in the European tradition to arrive at well-reasoned, ethically informed positions.
- Apply Phenomenology to contemporary issues in cognitive science, ethics, philosophy of mind, aesthetics and the socio-political domain.
- Apply disciplinary skills of textual analysis and evaluation, reflection, and clear communication to address problems with intellectual independence.
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Prerequisites25 credit points at Introductory level or higher
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:HPH309
|Assessment||Discussion Board Post (20%)|Position Paper (40%)|Take-home exam (40%)|
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