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PHIL458 Special Topic: Themes in the Philosophy of Memory

Collective memory is a booming multidisciplinary field of research, involving researchers from across the humanities and social and behavioural sciences and raises a host of fascinating philosophical questions in areas as diverse as the philosophy of psychology, social ontology, and ethics. The paper will introduce foundational philosophical questions about collective memory and survey the latest work on these questions.

Paper title Special Topic: Themes in the Philosophy of Memory
Paper code PHIL458
Subject Philosophy
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,076.55
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,267.52

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Prerequisite
36 PHIL points at 200-level or above
Contact
kourken.michaelian@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Kourken Michaelian
Paper Structure
Two 2-hour lectures/seminars per week, two essays and three presentations

Assessment:
  • Three 10-minute in-class presentations, each worth 10% of the final grade
  • Two research essays on topics chosen from a list prepared by the instructor
Teaching Arrangements
Two 2-hour seminars per week
Textbooks
The reading will consist of articles and chapters to be made available by the instructor.
Course outline
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will acquire
  • Understanding of the broad outlines of philosophical approaches tocollective memory, to be demonstrated through in-class presentationsand research essays
  • Mastery of two or more specific topics in philosophical approaches to collective memory, to be demonstrated thorough in-classpresentations and research essays

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 16:00-17:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 16:00-17:50 28-34, 36-41
Paper title Special Topic:
Paper code PHIL458
Subject Philosophy
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
36 PHIL points at 200-level or above

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Timetable

Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard