Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
This module will allow students to consider the philosophical issues and implications of a range of ways of understanding human desires. A range of perspectives, both religious and philosophical, on finitude and mortality will be assessed.
A range of both religious and non-religious views will be examined on desire. These will include Buddhist, Hindu, Jain and Christian perspectives, as well as a survey of the ways in which Western philosophy has understood desire, love, sex and craving – and the relations between them. The philosophical, religious and social significance of death will be considered – partly through an assessment of historical death-practices, and partly through philosophical analysis.
A student passing this module should be able to:
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