ASP211 - Freedom and Power: Existentialism and Beyond

Year:

2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Melbourne (Burwood), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
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 postwar European thought. Existentialist accounts of themes such as freedom, anguish (or anxiety), mortality, authenticity, and value will be discussed, as well as critiques of existentialism offered by subsequent major thinkers.

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