Faculty of Arts


PHIL 152

Philosophy and Theories of Human Nature


Please note: this is archived course information from 2018 for PHIL 152.

Description

What is human nature? In this course we reflect upon how we might make sense of the kind of beings that we are, and we ask whether it is possible to articulate an answer that is truthful, robust and coherent. The course covers competing conceptions of human nature found in religious, philosophical, political and evolutionary thought alongside theories that deny the existence of a human nature. We will discuss Plato, Jean-Paul Sartre and Buddhism during the first six weeks, and during the second six weeks, Sigmund Freud and evolutionary psychology.

 

Convenor(s):

Availability 2018

Not taught in 2018

Lecturer(s)

TBA

Reading/Texts

Course readings will be posted on Cecil.

Recommended Reading

Recommended readings will be posted on Cecil.

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

PHIL 152: 15.0 points

Restrictions


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