units

ATS3877

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitPhilosophy
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Amir Ahmadi

Notes

Previously coded PHL3430

Synopsis

The unit looks at the development of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir's existentialism from Being and Nothingness and She Came to Stay, to The Second Sex and Critique of Dialectical Reason. Students will be introduced to the origins of Sartre and de Beauvoir's thinking in Husserl and Heidegger's phenomenology, the influence of Hegel on their thought and the concept of human freedom that they developed on this basis. Students will also be introduced to their later, more politically engaged philosophy, its relationship to Marxism, and its influence on late twentieth century notions of liberation. www.arts.monash.edu.au/phil/undergraduate/

Assessment

Written work: 100% (4500 words) - One written piece may be replaced by a 2 hour Exam (50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

2 hour (1 x 2 hour seminar) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

Two gateway units in Philosophy and at least one second-year level philosophy unit

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