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Philosophy and the Body

Enrolment code: HPA271/371

Offered: Hobart: semester 2

Special note: may be taken as a Women’s Studies unit

Unit description:

Feminist philosophy, psychoanalysis, existential phenomenology and queer theory have raised stimulating questions about the body. How important are our bodies to our identity? Can I change my gender? Do men and women experience the world differently? Can there be an ethics of sexual difference? The 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. Students of philosophy, women’s studies, fine arts and psychology will find this an exciting unit.

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Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 2 hrs lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly Timetable
Prerequisites 25% level 100 Arts  
Mutual exclusions HAF264/364  
Assessment mode 2,000-word essay (40%), tutorial participation and presentation (10%), 3-day take-home exam (50%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc Course Reader Library Catalogue
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Recommended texts etc Donn Welton (ed), Body and Flesh: A Philosophical Reader. Library Catalogue
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Majors: [Discipline and school information] Philosophy
Women's Studies
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)  
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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