Units of study

PHIL2632 - Modernity in Crisis

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: John Grumley

Description

This unit continues the themes developed in Theorising Modernity into the Twentieth Century. We will see how the new realities of free markets, democracy, the state and bureaucracy, individualism and cultural rationalisation presented new problems and opportunities and gave rise to new theoretical frameworks for their comprehension. The unit will focus on the work of Weber, The Frankfurt School, Foucault and Habermas.

Assessments

1x500 word tutorial paper (10%), 1x2000 word essay (50%), 1x2000 word take-home exam (40%)

Textbooks

Readings will be available from the University Copy Centre

Classes

1x2 hour lecture and 1x1 hour tutorial per week

Prerequisites

12 junior credit points in Philosophy

Prohibitions

PHIL2532, PHIL3532

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