Place and Experience 2020/2021 (7.5 credits)

Spring 2021, 100 %, Campus

Start date: 3 May 2021

End date: 6 June 2021

Application Deadline: 15 October 2020

Enrolment Code: UU-00813 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Uppsala

Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

Entry Requirements: Fulfilment of the requirements for a Bachelor's degree with the main field of study within the humanities.


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Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12500

About the course:

The course concerns the role of bounds and limits for human experience. It raises questions concerning how subjectivity and objectivity are related to place, and the ways in which place is foundational for our conceptions of space and time.

These seemingly abstract categories are examined in terms of our more everyday practices of reasoning and talking about past and future, self and other, center and periphery, with implications for the study of historical events, social structures, political problems and cultural artefacts.  

Philosophers whose work we will study include Immanuel Kant, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Hannah Arendt, Simone Weil and Donald Davidson.

More information


Department of Philosophy

Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3 H

Box 627, 751 26 UPPSALA

Telephone: 018-471 7351

Course Administrator Ulrika Valdeson


Telephone: +46 18 471 72 99