Self and subjectivity 310

Module code FIL 310
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

In this module the focus is on understanding humankind and its relation to reality and knowledge. The focus of the module as a whole is philosophical anthropology or contemporary metaphysics, and it trraces the development of the conceptions of ‘self’ and ‘subjectivity’ in any given philosophical tradition in Africa, the West or more generally the Global South by focussing on questions such as the relation between consciousness, self-consciousness and the human unconscious; the meaning of life; the nature of personal identity and the issue of free will. 

Module credits 30.00
Service modules Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Prerequisites At least three of FIL 110, 120, 210, 220
Contact time 2 lectures per week, 1 discussion class per week
Language of tuition Separate classes for Afrikaans and English
Department Philosophy
Period of presentation Semester 1

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