Courses

Masters and Ph.D. course: Place and Experience

This spring term, Professor Sharon Rider will be giving a course on Place and Experience. The first session will be held on Tuesday May 4.

This course is mainly aimed at doctoral candidates (from all fields). Doctoral candidates who wish to apply must send a brief email stating their interest to Mats Hyvönen: mats.hyvonen@antro.uu.se no later than Tuesday April 27.

It is also open to masters students enrolled in one of Uppsala University's masters programs. Masters students who are interested in taking the course must first receive approval from the director of studies at the advanced level at their own department. For masters students applying to the course, please fill in the following form [click on this link to download the form] and send it via email to Mats Hyvönen: mats.hyvonen@antro.uu.se no later than Tuesday April 27.

This course is also open to C-level students of Philosophy. C-level students who wish to apply must send a brief email stating their interest to Mats Hyvönen: mats.hyvonen@antro.uu.se no later than Tuesday April 27.

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.

Read more and download the syllabus here: https://studentportalen.uu.se/portal/portal/uusp/student/student-course?entityId=195487