Units of study
PHIL2651 - Bodies and Passions
Semester 1, 2012 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Annette Julie Pierdziwol
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 1x2000wd essay (50%)
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
12 Junior credit points in Philosophy
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