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PHIL2646 - Philosophy and Literature

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Moira Gatens


This unit will examine the relationship between philosophy and literature. Is it necessary or incidental, a long and fecund marriage, or a patchy history of questionable affairs? Beyond the problem of identifying the two parties (what makes a text 'philosophical' or 'literary'?), the quality of their intercourse will be investigated: 1. by examining arguments for the philosophical significance of literature; 2. by exploring philosophical issues (eg. 'personal identity', 'time, memory and consciousness', 'freedom and determinism') through selected literary works.


1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x500wd tutorial paper (10%) and 1x2hr exam (50%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 junior credit points in Philosophy

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