University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    Jun 28, 2022  
University General Course Catalog 2021-2022
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WMST 280 - Philosophy of the Body

(3 units)
Ideas of prominent philosophers on human embodiment, including feminist philosophies of the body related to sexual difference, gender identity and embodied subjectivity. (PHIL 280 and WMST 280 are cross-listed; credit may be earned in one of the two.)

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall and Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. state a thesis about the mind-body relation, as presented in traditional or contemporary philosophical texts, and provide evidence and philosophical argument (including replies to counter-arguments) in its defense.
2. interpret at an introductory level the ideas associated with major writers on the body (or embodiment).
3. distinguish better and worse reasoning, and recognize relevant logical relationships and patterns of inference.
4. show what is at stake for feminist theory in philosophical reflection on the body (or embodiment), and indicate how philosophical ideas may have feminist applications.

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