Modern Philosophy


Course Objective

The student:
- Has a basic understanding of the history of modern philosophy,
specifically the period ranging from Descartes to Brentano;
- knows some of the important figures of this period (i.a. Descartes,
Leibniz, Hume, Du Chatelet, Kant, Fichte, Hegel, Marx, Paulsen, and
Brentano) and their theories;
- can distinguish rationalist, empiricist, skeptical, critical,
idealist, and existential theories

Course Content

- Introduction to the philosophers and theories mentioned above
- study of primary texts, individually and in class;
- the historical context in which these philosophers and theories
- the sense and use of history of philosophy;
- reading and understanding the original sources.

Teaching Methods


Method of Assessment

Written examination


A selection of texts will be made available through Canvas.

Recommended background knowledge

Courses in the history of ancient and medieval philosophy

General Information

Course Code W_BA_MOEN
Credits 6 EC
Period P4
Course Level 200
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator dr. C. Ierna MSc
Examiner dr. C. Ierna MSc
Teaching Staff dr. C. Ierna MSc

Practical Information

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Teaching Methods Lecture
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