Introduction to philosophy
|Course code module||1BPSW-01|
|Study load (hours)||168|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 2nd semester|
|Contract restriction information:|
No preparatory knowledge required. This course is an introduction in philosophy for undergraduates. It elucidates the relevance of philosophical reflection for contemporary culture and society.
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
The students gain insight in some central topics of actual philosophical discussions. They are also able to indicate the idea historical roots and context of these discussions.
3. Course content
The course has a thematical format and highlights the following themes: the quest for the good life and the foundation of ethical norms, the just society, identity and culture, action theory and the self, theory of consciousness and body/mind, foundations of knowledge, science and evolution, religion and the meaning of life.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: Lectures
5. Assessment method
Exam: Written, without oral presentationClosed book
Continuous assessment: Participation in classroom activities
6. Compulsory reading – study material
Course book: Martin Van Hees, Else de Jonge, Lodi Nauta (eds.), Kernthema's van de filosofie, Boom, A'dam, 2003.
Notes and course information available on Blackboard
7. Recommended reading - study material
List of recommended books available on blackboard
After class and by appointment.
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