Syllabus for Life's Philosophy and Modernity

Livsfilosofi och det moderna samhället

A revised version of the syllabus is available.

Syllabus

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 1MV007
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Sustainable Development G2F

    Main field(s) of study and in-depth level

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle
    G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

    Second cycle
    A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G)
  • Established: 2007-03-15
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Revised: 2010-04-28
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 03, 2011
  • Entry requirements: University studies 60 credits/equivalent
  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:


  • analyse and apply a personal approach to the life-philosophical dimensions of the sustainability challenge;

  • critically relate to different perceptions of the good life and the good society in different historical periods, different cultures and religions;

  • analyse and reflexively relate to connections between theory, practice and life experience from a life-philosophical perspective;

  • reflect over and critically discuss their own life-philosophical values and life style.

Content

The importance of life's philosophy for the environment and the development challenges. Conceptions of the good life in different historical periods and different cultures and religions. The values of modern society. Human nature, needs and morals from different perspectives. Research and theories concerning happiness, life styles and existential perspectives, reflections and personal experiences. Visions of the good society.

Instruction

The teaching consists of lectures, seminars and group discussions. The lectures are given by guest lecturers from different academic disciplines and other fields with relevance for the course. Plenty of room is given to active student participation and reflection.

Assessment

The students are examined through written assignments, project work and active participation in seminars.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 14, 2011

  • Artikelkompendium

    Find in the library

    Mandatory

  • Naess, Arne; Haukeland, Per Ingvar Karlsson, Mona C. Livsfilosofi : ett personligt bidrag om känslor och förnuft

    [Ny utg.]: Stockholm: Natur och kultur, 2005

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    Mandatory

  • Björk, Nina Lyckliga i alla sina dagar : om pengars och människors värde

    Stockholm: Wahlström & Widstrand, 2012

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    Mandatory