Campus: Catholic Theological College
Contact hours 36
Total time commitment 150
Start date 22 Feb, 2021
Census date: 16 Mar, 2021
End date: 11 Jun, 2021
Academic: Dr Cullan Joyce
Textbook(s): No textbook is required for this unit.

Mondays, 2pm - 5pm, mixed mode. PROPOSED TEACHING SCHEDULE Week 1 Introduction to the Unit: Human Life in Ancient Greek Tragedy. Week 2 The Discovery of the Soul: The Greeks Week 3 Aquinas on the Soul and the Person in Medieval Society Week 4 Wrestling with the disembodied person: Descartes’ Cogito. Week 5 Continuity of Self (Locke and Hume) Week 6 The Individual and the Political Person Week 7 Theoretical foundations for liberalism and justice: the Individual and the Polis in English and French Political Thought: Hobbes, Rousseau and Locke Week 8 Reactions to Rationalism: Baroque Romanticism on Beauty and the Sublime. Week 9 Human Religious Self-Transcendence: Feuerbach on the Person and Marx’ Response Week 10 20th Century Political Thought: Liberalism and Conservatism Week 11 Nietzsche and Existentialism and the Problem of Human Essence Week 12 Post-Modernity: Human Creativity and the Intrinsic Worth of the Person.

Unit code: AP1002C (Approved)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit discipline: Philosophy

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