Modern European Philosophy
Module code: V7066
30 credits in autumn teaching
Teaching method: Lecture, Seminar
Assessment modes: Coursework, Unseen examination
Inthis module, you investigate the work of some of the key European philosophers of the past two hundred years.
You study: Hegel, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Sartre, Heidegger, Levinas, Lukacs. Adorno, Arendt, Foucault, Derrida and Habermas.
You examine some of the most signifcant work done in two or more of the following traditions:
- critical theory
- dismodule ethics
Because of the wealth of thinkers and ideas in the area, the module can vary substantially from year to year; in each year, there will be one or more unifying themes, such as critique, art, truth, faith, law, or ethics.
Module learning outcomes
- Be able to think critically about the nature of philosophy itself and about how it defines or understands itself in relation to questions of history and historicity.
- Be able to compare and contrast texts and arguments from the analytical and continental traditions.
- Be able to develop and defend their own views on the core topics.