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180088 SE Phenomenology of the Body (2015W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 45 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 15.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 22.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 29.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 05.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 12.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 19.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 26.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 03.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 10.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 17.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 07.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 14.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 21.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 28.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Bodily experience is an important theme in the writings of many phenomenologists. Phenomenologists maintain that the body is not merely an object of experience, with which a subject of experience is intimately but contingently associated. The body is also that through which we perceive and understand the world, and our embodied nature shapes every aspect of our experience. The first part of this course will reflect upon the nature of bodily experience in the writings of Merleau-Ponty, Sartre and Husserl. In the second part, we will explore some different kinds of bodily experience, focusing on the themes of skilled bodily performance, gender, race, illness, and pain.

Assessment and permitted materials

• attend nine or more of the thirteen seminars
• give one individual (20 minute) or joint (30 minute) seminar presentation on one of the core readings (20% of overall grade)
• write two essays of 2000-2500 words each (including footnotes but excluding references), each of which summarizes and critically discusses the central themes of a core text (40% each)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students will:
• become familiar with phenomenological methods, and with themes that are central to historical and current phenomenological research
• learn how to interpret and critically discuss texts and ideas
• practice phenomenological reflection themselves
• sit an examination, during which they will write one essay

Examination topics

• focused readings of key articles, book chapters, and book sections
• individual and group presentations in seminars
• ‘mini-lectures’ by the seminar leader
• detailed critical discussion of texts, themes, concepts, and claims
• writing two essays, each addressing a specific text

Reading list

There are one or two core readings for seminars 2-13, consisting of journal articles, chapters from edited volumes, and passages from books. These are marked *. Students are expected to read all of them. They will be made available on-line via ‘moodle’ at least one week before the relevant seminar. Reading for the first, introductory seminar can be consulted afterwards. However, for all other seminars, the reading should be done in advance. In cases where a source is available in one or more languages, you are welcome to consult whichever translation you are most comfortable with, although only the English language version will be posted on moodle. Other readings are also recommended, some of which will be posted on moodle. However, students are not obliged to consult these.

Association in the course directory

BA M 5.2, BA UF PP 08, PP 57.3.2, HPS M1.3

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