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Existentialism and Beyond

Enrolment code: HPA225/325

Offered: Hobart: semester 1, Distance education: semester 1 [by internet]

Unit description:

Existentialism is a label used to refer to a group of 20th-century philosophers, mostly French and German, who take philosophy to be essentially concerned with the problems of individual human existence – with questions of life and death, meaning and value, hope and despair. Martin Heidegger, Albert Camus, and Simone de Beauvoir are representative of such ‘existentialist’ thinkers. This unit explores 20th-century existentialist thought in philosophy and literature, while also looking at the development of philosophers such as Heidegger beyond the original existentialist frame.

Staff Dr J Malpas For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern internal: 2 hrs lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly; dist.ed: choice of print-based or web-based delivery (13 wks) Timetable
Prerequisites 25% level 100 Philosophy for major or, where appropriate, 25% 1st-year Arts  
Assessment mode 2,000-word assignment (40%), 3-hr end-of-sem exam (60%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc A School reader Library Catalogue
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Majors: [Discipline and school information] Philosophy  
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)  
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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