ASP109 - Freedom and Power: Existentialism and Beyond

Year: 2018 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Patrick Stokes

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ASP209

Contact hours:

Campus:  1 x 1 hour Class per week and 1 x 1 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning resources via CloudDeakin

Content

Over the course of this unit, students will develop specific knowledge of the some of the key ideas in French existentialist philosophy. The philosophies of Camus, Sartre, and de Beauvoir will be given particular attention, focusing on their views of freedom, anguish (or anxiety), mortality, authenticity, and value. In conclusion, we look at some subsequent objections to their views concerning the role of power in our lives.

Assessment

Essay 1, 40%, 1500 words

Essay 2, 40%, 1500 words

Quizzes, 20%

Unit Fee Information

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