Units of study

PHIL2651 - Bodies and Passions

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Annette Julie Pierdziwol

Description

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.

Assessments

1x tutorial presentation (20%), 1x in class test (30%) and 1x2000wd essay (50%)

Classes

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

Prerequisites

12 Junior credit points in Philosophy

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