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Academic Year 2017Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences Department of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Lecture Code AHH18001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 現代思想演習
Subject Name
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Seminar in Modern Thought
ミヤゾノ ケンゴ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Tues5-8:IAS K302
Lesson Style Seminar Lesson Style
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Credits 2 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 23 : Philosophy
Eligible Students  
Keywords Fiction, Imagination, Emotion, Horror 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Integrated Arts and Sciences
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding of the importance and characteristics of each discipline and basic theoretical framework.
(Abilities and Skills)
・The ability and skills to collect and analyze necessary literature or data among various sources of information on individual academic disciplines.
・The ability and skills to specify necessary theories and methods for consideration of issues.
・The abilities and skills to summarize one's own research in reports or academic papers, and to deliver presentations at a seminar or research meetings, and to answer questions.
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・The general ability to discover issues based on the ethics in research and subjective intellectual interests, and make planning to solve them.
・The ability to conduct research proactively by combining knowledge,  understanding, and skills for the tasks, based on flexible creativity and imagination.
・The general ability to logically and simply explain one's own ideas on ways of solving issues to people in different culture and areas, and demonstrate leadership in discussion. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
We will read and discuss recent philosophical papers and books on fiction, imagination, and emotion; in paticular, 『恐怖の哲学 (Philosophy of Horror)』 by 戸田山和久 (Kazuhisa Todayama) as well as selected papers by Aaron Meskin (Leeds), who will be our guest lecturer.  
Class Schedule 1 Introduction; Todayama, Chapter 1
2 Todayama, Chapter 2 & 3
3 Todayama, Chapter 4 & 5
4 Todayama, Chapter 6 & 7
5 Todayama, Chapter 8 & 9
6 Meskin's Papers
7 Meskin's Papers
8 Discussion session with Meskin
Reading materials will be downloadable from the course website.  
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Preparation and
Doing the assigned readings before the class is essential. 
Grading Method Grading will be based on presentation (50%) and classroom contribution (50%). 
Message Active participation in discussion is strongly encouraged. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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