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PHIL2651 - Bodies and Passions
Semester 1, 2011 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Anik Waldow
This unit is an introduction to theories of the passions. Paying special attention to Descartes, Spinoza and Hume, it will explore the notion that the body is the source of error and irrationality. However, bodily passions and associations also are crucial to our wellbeing and can make positive contributions to cognitive processes. In addition to the study of central figures in the history of philosophy, this unit aims to provide historical grounding for important issues in contemporary moral psychology.
1x tutorial presentation (20%), 1x in class test (30%) and 1x2000 word essay (50%)
1x2 hour lecture and 1x1 hour tutorial per week
12 Junior credit points in Philosophy
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