Philosophy of Bodies and Embodiment (PHIL 295.3)

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Syllabus / Public content Section Term Instructor
PHIL 295 02 January 2017 Leslie Howe (primary instructor)

Description

Am I my body or is my body mine? This course provides a philosophical exploration of the body and embodiment. Questions to be covered may include: Is there a self without a body? Do different bodies shape different selves? How are bodies disabled, raced, gendered, or sexed? How are selves expressed through sport, play, and performance? How does embodied experience change over time? What makes bodies and their movements beautiful?

Prerequisite(s)

3 credit units PHIL courses or completion of 12 credit units at the university.

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