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PH9A5 - Topics in 20th Century French Philosophy I

  • Module code: PH9A5
  • Module name: Topics in 20th Century French Philosophy I
  • Department: Philosophy
  • Credit: 20, 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The purpose of this module is to provide a sound knowledge of the problematic of desire in the context of contemporary French thought.The first part of this course will explore the historical genesis of this notion and unfold its most prominent ontological and theological stakes. This will enable us to reassess the theoretical and practical problems of the body in general and of desire in particular. The second part of this course will focus on Deleuze and Foucault and oon their various ways of thinking the articulation between desire and pleasure.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students should have a good understanding of the history of the concept of desire in contemporary French thought. They should be able to discuss critically a variety of texts and topics both in seminar discussions and essays.

Timetabled teaching activities

The course takes place weekly during the first term, starting week 2 (Tuesday 2-4)

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/philosophy/study/withus/pgtstudy/modules/ph9a5

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: PH9A5-20)
A (Assessed work only) 7500 word essay 100%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visiting 100%
30 CATS (Module code: PH9A5-30)
A (Assessed work only) 7500 word essay 100%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visiting 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Taught Continental Philosophy (V7P2) - Year 2
Optional
  • Postgraduate Taught Philosophy and Literature (V7P7) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Philosophy (V7PL) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Philosophy (V7PM) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Philosophy and the Arts (V7PN) - Year 2