This unit examines the much-disputed distinction between the normal and the pathological, drawing on work from both continental and analytic traditions, from Georges Canguilhem and Michel Foucault to Ruth Millikan and Karen Neander. Related topics include: are illness or disability intrinsically harmful? What is the relationship between illness and personal identity? Is health more than the absence of disease? Note: Students should be aware that this is not a unit in clinical bioethics.
2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x 1000 Assignment (20%), 1x 1500 Assignment (30%), 1x 2000 Essay (50%)
12 credit points at 2000 level in Philosophy