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CODE PHI1006

 
TITLE History of Philosophy: (a) Modern Philosophy and (b) Contemporary Philosophy

 
LEVEL 01 - Year 1 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 4

 
DEPARTMENT Philosophy

 
DESCRIPTION History of Philosophy III (Modern)

Content:

A survey of the history of western philosophy from Descartes to Hegel.

Reading List:

- Cottingham J., Rationalists, OUP, 1988
- Priest, S., The British Empiricists, Penguin Books, 1990
- Scruton, R., A Short History of Modern Philosophy, Routledge, London, 1984
- Woolhouse R.S., Empiricists, OUP, 1988

History of Philosophy IV (Contemporary)

Objectives:

The aim of this course is to give students an overview of the key movements that characterize the contemporary period in western philosophy.

Content:

The course will take as its starting point the reaction to nineteenth century philosophy as manifested in Kant's transcendental idealism and Hegel's absolute idealism. It will describe the reaction from branches of western philosophy, the analytic and continental, examining the different directions they took. In this respect, the course will cover the contributions made toward the analysis of language by analytical philosophers and the issues at stake for continental philosophy in its various mutations from existentialism, structuralism and post-structuralism, to hermeneutics and critical theory.

Reading List:

- West David, An Introduction to Continental Philosophy, Polity, Oxford, 1996.
- Harrison, Bernard, An Introduction to the Philosophy of Language, Macmillan, London 1979.

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Examination (2 Hours) Yes 100%

 
LECTURER/S Joseph Friggieri
Claude Mangion

 
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