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180105 SE Being Bound to Others (2018W)

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

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Details

max. 30 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Please note that the seminar requires participation on two Saturdays in December.

Wednesday 10.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Wednesday 17.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Wednesday 24.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Wednesday 31.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Wednesday 07.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Wednesday 14.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Wednesday 21.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Saturday 24.11. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Wednesday 28.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Saturday 01.12. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Wednesday 05.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Wednesday 12.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Course Description
In this seminar, we will read the book “Moral Emotions: Reclaiming the Evidence of the Heart” (2014) by Phenomenologist Anthony Steinbock. Our focus will be on understanding the interpersonal structure of emotions and the way they reveal our ways of being existentially tied to other people. We will critically engage with the phenomenological position presented, which mean that we will draw on alternative views presented in philosophy of emotion, and we will also discuss the specific interpretations of classical phenomenological thinkers such as Heidegger, Scheler and Husserl.

Aim
The aim of the course is to make the students familiar with philosophy of emotions and in particular with a phenomenological approach to emotions, while at the same time enabling them to critically reflect on specific phenomenological accounts and interpretations of emotions. Thereby the students will achieve a platform from which current debates on affectivity, collective versus individualistic accounts of emotions, as well as the moral aspect of emotions can be understood and from which they can actively and critically engage in questions of related to philosophical debates on shame, love, hope, despair, guilt, pride, and trust.

Method
- Focused readings of key articles and chapters
- Detailed critical discussions of texts
- Group discussions followed by presentation of key arguments
- Introductory mini-lectures by seminar leader
- Written weekly reflections
- Oral student presentations

Assessment and permitted materials

The students are expected to be well-prepared, participate actively, upload 6 written reflections, do one oral presentation and submit a book review by the end of the semester.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Requirements
Attendance: The students must attend 11 out of 13 times
Preparation: The students are expected to read the text carefully before class and to be prepared to discuss the texts in class.
Presentation: The students are expected to give one oral presentation of the central arguments of one of the assigned readings during the semester.
Reflection: The students are expected to upload 6 seminar reflections of 1 page maximum on Moodle. The reflections must be uploaded 24 hours before we meet in class. These reflections form part of the overall assessment of the students work.
Understanding: The students are expected to submit a review which critically engages with the book, manages to relate it to other relevant literature and succeeds in focusing on the central parts of the book rather than giving a resume of the individual chapters

Examination topics

Lecture plan and syllabus will be available on Moodle

Reading list

Lecture plan and syllabus will be available on Moodle

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