Philosophy 2


Course Objective

The course aims at enabling students to identify the historical
background of the problem under discussion, to acquire knowledge of and
insight into a major problem in the history of philosophy; and to carry
out research in the field.

Course Content

The present course will address the discussions of the relationship
between mind and body as articulated in the writings of Descartes,
Spinoza, Leibniz, Locke, Hume, and Kant.

Teaching Methods

Lectures and seminars

Method of Assessment

The exam for the present course will include two assignments (of two
thousand words each) in the second and the fourth week of the course,
and a final assignment (of five thousand words) at the end of the
course. The mark of the exam will be based upon the results of the three
papers, according to the ratio paper 1, 20%; paper 2, 20%; paper 3, 60%.


A selection of primary texts, which will be specified in the course

Target Audience

Students in the Master's program Philosophy (2 years)

General Information

Course Code W_MA_PH2
Credits 6 EC
Period P5
Course Level 500
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator prof. dr. R.W. Munk
Examiner prof. dr. R.W. Munk
Teaching Staff prof. dr. R.W. Munk

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Seminar, Lecture
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