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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL3038: The Self

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover all or some of the following topics:

  • 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 activity2211 x 2 hours per week comprising of lectures and seminars
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).