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PHIL 550A Metaphysics - METAPHYSICS
- This course is restricted to students in one of these faculties: GRAD
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|PHIL 550A 001||Seminar||1||Tue||14:00||17:00|
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.