Contemporary Continental Philosophy 3501-WISIP-CCP
The objective of the course is to present the most important problems of the contemporary continental philosophy. It is going to be divided into lectures and discussion meetings. Lectures will be devoted to the following currents: philosophy of life, phenomenology, existentialism, hermeneutics, critical theory, structuralism, poststructuralism, postmodernism and feminism. During the discussion meetings we shall analyse selected texts belonging to those currents.
Type of course
- Student knows the basic English terminology of contemporary continental philosophy
- Has knowledge and deep understanding of relations between the development of contemporary philosophical ideas and changes in culture and society
- Student is able to follow the oral presentation of philosophical ideas and arguments in English
- Is able to individually interpret philosophical text (in English)
- Reconstructs philosophical arguments and evaluates their significance
Acquired social competence
- Student is aware of the limits of his/her knowledge and skills and understands the need of its constant extending
- Is open to new ideas and ready to change his/her views in the light of facts and arguments he/she is confronted with
The basis for grading will be the oral exam at the end of the course. Students should be familiar with the basic currents and problems of the contemporary continental philosophy and present the selected philosophical concepts and ideas in a clear and orderly manner.
Permissible number of absences: 4
Oral exam and activity at the meetings
See the section "Literature" in a given academic year.
We are going to discuss fragments of the following texts
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