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PHIL 550A Metaphysics - METAPHYSICS

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

Credits: 3

Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
PHIL 550A 001Seminar1 Tue14:0017:00

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.