In this module the focus is on understanding humankind, its knowledge and its relation to reality.This module traces the development of the conceptions of ‘self’ and ‘subjectivity’ in any given philosophical tradition in Africa, or more generally the Global South or the West, by focussing, amongst others, on issues such as the nature of the human mind, existentialism, the nature of personal identity, the relation between personal identity and morality, the nature of subjective experience and the issue of free will.
Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
At least three of FIL 110, 120, 210, 220
1 discussion class per week, 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition
Module is presented in English
Period of presentation
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