COML 6511

COML 6511

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

What is illness? What is health? The human body seems to vacillate between these dichotomous versions of its existence. This seminar traces the cultural/historical developments/traditions that define illness, disease, well-being, treatment, cure and approaches to death. We will approach the topic at the intersections of medicine, philosophy, psychology and literature. Authors will include: Herodot, Socrates, Aristotle, Plato, Galen, von Bingen, Burton, Paracelsus, Kant, Novalis, Herder, Hegel, Stifter, Dostojevskij, Tolstoj, Nietzsche, Rilke, Thomas Mann, Kafka, Freud, Foucault, Susan Sontag et al.

When Offered Spring.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: GERST 6511

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18442 COML 6511   SEM 101

    • W Olin Library 403
    • Jan 23 - May 9, 2023
    • Schwarz, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to graduate students.