W7258
Philosophical Psychology

The unit Philosophical Psychology introduces the student to the ancient idea of philosophy as the care of the soul and examines discourses that iterate this idea. It is an elective unit and may form part of a Major in Philosophy.

Study Level

Undergraduate

Discipline

Humanities in the Christian Tradition

Sub Discipline

Philosophy

Credit Points

9

Prerequisites

W7110 Ancient and Early Medieval Philosophy or
W7112 Medieval and Early Modern Philosophy

Exclusions

Nil

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Identify the classic sources of philosophy as care of the soul
  2. Articulate the importance of psychology to spirituality and practical theology
  3. Analyse chosen topics to do with the care of the soul (e.g. love, affects, suffering) within a contemporary psychological discourse
  4. Analyse care of the soul through the spiritual theology of acquired and infused virtues
  5. Apply the concept of philosophy as care of the soul to a personal or community context.
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