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(1) Understand the relation between body and mind using a philosophical approach; (2) Be able to apply this method to critically analyze a range of different areas of human experience in relation to health and illness (such as mental illness, body amendment, reproduction, embodied aspects of identity such as gender, race, disability and sexuality); (3) Be able to critically examine social constructions of normalcy and normalization, as well as health and illness; (4) Appreciate the manner in which the mind is not only embodied but also related to others and the world; (5) Be able to read and comprehend philosophical approaches to a range of terms in relation to body and mind.
In this module we explore the interrelation between mind and body particularly in terms of health and illness. We may consider a range of conditions such as mental illness (anxiety, depression, dementia), trauma and pain, lived experience of body amendment (eating disorders, amputation, cosmetic surgery), reproduction (such as IVF and surrogacy), as well as embodied aspects of identity such as gender, race, disability and sexuality. The module considers these elements from the vantage point of our lived experience and the role played by social attitudes toward constructions of normalcy and abnormality, health and illness. The module will be of interest to those interested in philosophy, humanities and social sciences, but also medicine, nursing and related disciplines including medical humanities.
There are three components of assessment to this module: (1) A short summary due in week four; (2) a creative assignment due in week 7; (3) a final essay due at the end the semester. Further and final information will be provided in lectures.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
It is recommended that students doing this module should have already done 3 stage 1 modules. You are advised to consult the module co-ordinator in advance of choosing this module if you have not done philosophy before.
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Feedback will be given to individual students post-assessment.
|Ms Natalia Burakowska||Tutor|
|Ms Denise Kelly||Tutor|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33||Tues 13:00 - 14:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 1||Week(s) - 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30||Thurs 10:00 - 10:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 2||Week(s) - 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30||Thurs 11:00 - 11:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 3||Week(s) - 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30||Thurs 12:00 - 12:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 4||Week(s) - 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30||Thurs 13:00 - 13:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 5||Week(s) - 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30||Thurs 13:00 - 13:50|