Units of study
PHIL2646 - Philosophy and Literature
Semester 1, 2012 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Moira Gatens
Phone: +61 2 9351 2468
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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