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PHI 356LEC - Spec Topics-Feminist Phil Of The Body
Spec Topics-Feminist Phil Of The Body LON Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
Class #:   24338   Enrollment Capacity:   24
Section:   LON   Enrollment Total:   9
Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   15
Dates:   01/27/2020 - 05/08/2020   Status:   OPEN
Days, Time:   T R , 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM
Room:   Remote view map
Location:   North Campus      
Many philosophers have talked about the mind, and the soul, but historically few have found the body to be an interesting or important topic of philosophical investigation. In addition, what has been said about it has very often been dismissive and denigrating. Of particular interest in this course will be the historical tendency to associate three things with one another: the body, irrationality, and womanhood, in contrast to the mind/soul, rationality, and manhood. In this course, we will look at accounts of the role of the body in mediating our lives, our social interactions, and our understanding of self and others. A wide variety of theoretical outlooks will be used in this course, ranging across analytic and continental philosophy, critical race and disability studies, and others, but the emphasis of the class will be on feminist insights about (a) the significance of inhabiting the world in gendered bodies, and (b) the ethical consequences of gender and other bodily characteristics in our actions and interactions with others.
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Critically considers a selected philosophical issue.
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