Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL3038: The Self

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Philosophical controversies surrounding the self

The brain and the self

The embodied self

Developmental and experiential approaches to the self

Intersubjectivity and the social self

The disrupted self: pathological perspectives

The disappearing self: skeptical and meditation-based approaches

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity22Weekly two-hour lecture/seminars will consist of a lecture element introducing key theories and issues and a seminar element
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity2Exam revision session
Guided independent study36Readings for seminars and tutorials
Guided independent study10Preparation for seminar presentation
Guided independent study40Researching and writing the essay
Guided independent study40Readings and revisions for exams

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).