ASP309 - 20th Century French Philosophy


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

Must have passed at least one ASP-coded level 2 unit



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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

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


The unit will explore the rich period of philosophy that emerged from France in the 20th century. Students will come to grips with the work of philosophers such as Bergson, Foucault, Deleuze, Derrida and Cixous. In doing so, students will come to understand the diverse philosophical views produced in 20th century France as unified by a concern to articulate a relationship between ‘life’ and ‘thought’. Finally, students will be asked to reflect on the ways in which the relation between life and thought remains a concern for philosophy, and to themselves engage with this problematic.

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