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

67%: Lecture
33%: Seminar

Assessment

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

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 267 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2021/22. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: