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PHIL 550A 001 (Seminar)

Metaphysics - METAPHYSICS

This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

Credits: 3

Location: Vancouver

Term 1 (Sep 08, 2020 to Dec 03, 2020)


Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing : September 21, 2020
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
October 30, 2020

TermDay Start TimeEnd TimeBuildingRoom
1 Tue14:0017:00
Instructor: THOMPSON, EVAN


Seat Summary
Total Seats Remaining:13
Currently Registered:12
General Seats Remaining:13
Restricted Seats Remaining*:0
-  Death and the Self: This seminar will focus on the metaphysics and phenomenology of the self and death. We will examine a wide range of topics, including how to conceptualize and define death, the social construction of death, dying as a transformative experience, near-death experiences, the denial of death and terror management theory, "being-toward-death," death and temporality, and grief. Readings: TBD, but will begin with Francoise Dastur's, "How Are We to Confront Death? An Introduction to Philosophy," followed by J.J. Valberg's, "Dream, Death, and the Self." Assignments: (i) mid-term paper, (ii) final paper. COVID-19 notice: This seminar will happen remotely via video conferencing.

Book Summary :
Information for the books required for this section is not available.