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Phil2090 Foucault

Semester 1, 2012-13


Thurs, 1:30-3:20pm


Office Hours for Student Consultation:

Fri, 2:00-4:00pm


The work of French philosopher Michel Foucault (1926-1984) has been enormously influential in many fields: from philosophy and politics to social theory and gender studies. This course offers a general introduction to his work, with particular focus on the three key themes of Power, Subjectivity and Ethics.

In keeping with the spirit of Foucault’s own work, the major learning experience for students will be to carry out an independent, Foucault-inspired research project.

Reading: HERE

Lecture Schedule: HERE

Research Project Seminar (Optional Tutorial):

1. Oct 17   — 12:30-1:20pm  OR  4:30-5:20pm
2. Oct 31  — 12:30-1:20pm
3. Nov 14 —                                     4:30-5:20pm
4. Nov 28 — 12:30-1:20pm  OR  4:30-5:20pm

Venue:  Room 10.27, Run Run Shaw Tower (Dept of Philosophy Seminar Room).

Lecture Notes: HERE


Mid-Term Paper (1,000 words)      Oct 26th            25%

Research Project:

Detailed Plan + Biblio                       Nov 16th            25%

Final (2,000-3,000 words)              Dec 14th           50%

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