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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL3125: Mind and World in Contemporary Japanese Philosophy

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

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:

  • What is Comparative Philosophy? Who is Tetsuro Watsuji?
  • Phenomenology as Comparative Philosophy
  • Part 1: Introductory Essays
  • Part 2: The Fundamental Structure of Human Existence
  • Part 2: The Fundamental Structure of Human Existence; Part 3: The Spatio-Temporal Structure of a Human Being
  • Part 3: The Spatio-Temporal Structure of a Human Being
  • Application 1: Watsuji and Environmental Ethics
  • Application 2: Watsuji and Care Ethics
  • Application 3: Watsuji and Psychopathology

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 activity22Weekly 2-hour lectures / seminars or 1 hour lecture + 1 hour seminar
Guided Independent Study44Weekly readings
Guided Independent Study5Preparation of Seminar Report
Guided Independent Study36Research and write essay
Guided Independent Study42Examination revision

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).