Modern European Philosophy (V7066)

30 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

Inthis module, you investigate the work of some of the key European philosophers of the past two hundred years.

You'll study thinkers including 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:

  • phenomenology
  • hermeneutics
  • deconstruction
  • critical theory
  • dismodule ethics
  • feminism.

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.

Teaching

33%: Lecture
67%: Seminar

Assessment

20%: Coursework (Essay)
80%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 300 hours of work. This breaks down into 36 hours of contact time and 264 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.