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This course consider human agency and issues such as prejudicial thinking, reform and punishment. Students will be sensitised to issues relating to the development of other humans and themselves.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
This course is designed to explore the tensions between ideas of free will and determinism. In other words, are human beings free or are our actions the result of a complex range of determining factors including our genes, upbringing and conditioning? How we answer this question has many implications for ideas of praise, blame and morality both in a classroom setting and in our wider lives. Concepts of personhood and agency are explored through investigating ideas from Philosophy, Anthropology, Genetics, Psychology, Law, Sociology and Education.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.