ASP211 - Freedom and Power: Existentialism and Beyond

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Melbourne (Burwood), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Nil

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ASP109

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 1-hour seminar per week

All students will also be able to engage in discussion of the unit material via discussion forums on CloudDeakin

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week

All students will also be able to engage in discussion of the unit material via discussion forums on CloudDeakin

Content

Over the course of this unit, students will develop a critical understanding of key ideas in existentialist philosophy and debates over power and freedom in 19th and 20th century European thought. Influential accounts of themes such as freedom, anguish (or anxiety), mortality, authenticity, and value will be discussed, as well as philosophical and political critiques of existentialism offered by major thinkers.

Unit Fee Information

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