Philosophy, the body and movement

liepr1006  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Philosophy, the body and movement
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
3 credits
30.0 h
Dupuis Michel;
Main themes
The topics addressed will be the body as object and as lived, the classical opposition between the matter and the mind, the search of happiness and pleasure, the sense of pain and suffering, youth, ageing and death. The notions of strong, weak and superhuman (heroes, champion) will be highlighted. The political dimension in the treatment of the body will be studied. These concepts will be addressed with reference to authors who have vastly contributed to their elaboration (for example Socrates, Descartes, Nietzsche, Merleau-Ponty, Foucault'). The philosophical concepts of efficient cause, final cause, matter, form, deduction, induction, time and space will be analyzed to illustrate their presence in thought and scientific research as well as their utility and enlightenment in natural and human sciences through the philosophical elaboration that they have undergone.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 At the end of this course, the student will understand what it means to talk about the body and to act on the body. He/she will be able to manipulate critical concepts on which to base his/her judgment and motor intervention in an educational (EDPH) or a re-educational (KINE) context. The second aim of this course is of epidemiological nature, illustrating the fundamental philosophical concepts underlying thought and scientific research.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
L'ouvrage de base spécialement réalisé pour ce cours est : M. Dupuis, Philosophie et anthropologie du corps, Paris, Seli Arslan, 2015.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Motor skills : General

Bachelor in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation