Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ANT2035: Philosophical Anthropology
This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.
Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:
The module will begin with an overview of the basic ideas of philosophical anthropology beginning with Kant and Herder and ranging through 20th and 21st century work.
Two Elephants in the Room – Human Cooperativity and Human Juvenilisation.
1. Arnold Gehlen and Clive Bromhall
2. Michael Tomasello
Evolutionary and historical evidence
3. Sarah Hrdy
4. Merlin Donald
5. Ian McGilchrist
6. Heidegger’s phenomenology
7. Hubert Dreyfus on skill
A Synthetic Model – the Hybrid Hominin
8. Lenny Moss
9. The Dreyfus-McDowell debate I
10. The Dreyfus-McDowell debate II
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity||22||Weekly two-hour lecture/seminars will consist of a lecture introducing key theories and issues and seminar discussion|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity||2||One-to-one meetings with Tutor to discuss essay topics and progress|
|Guided Independent Study||42||Reading and Preparation for Seminars|
|Guided Independent Study||14||Preparation of Seminar Presentation|
|Guided Independent Study||70||Researching and Writing Essay|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).