Continental Philosophy

2018-2019
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Doel vak

The student:
• acquires knowledge of the most important philosophical traditions,
ideas and philosophers in 20th century continental philosophy;
• learns about the continuities and discontinuities with earlier periods
(modern philosophy);
• practices the ability to read and analyze primary philosophical texts;
• practices the skills of philosophical argumentation and writing;
• practices presentation skills.

Inhoud vak

Two main lines of thought characterize twentieth-century continental
philosophy: the decentering of the subject and the linguistic turn. Both
take shape in different ways in the most important philosophical
traditions of this period: phenomenology, existentialism, hermeneutics,
critical theory, poststructuralism and philosophy of difference. In this
course, these traditions will be discussed, and texts will be read of
the most important philosophers of this age:

1. Phenomenology: Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty
2. Existentialism: Sartre
3. Hermeneutics: Gadamer
4. Critical theory / Frankfurter Schule: Adorno
5. Poststructuralism: Foucault, Butler
6. Deconstruction and philosophy of difference: Derrida, Deleuze.

Onderwijsvorm

Seminars (2-3 hours per week) to introduce the tradition; text reading
seminars (two times a week, 4-6 hours) to discuss the primary texts.
Attending the text reading seminars is mandatory.

Toetsvorm

- 3 short papers (800-1000 words) about the primary texts (10 % per
paper)
- presentation on a continental philosopher or theme that is not
discussed in the course (10 %)
- final exam with open essay questions (60 %)

Literatuur

The primary texts will be made available at Canvas, and a list of
secundary literature.

Aanbevolen voorkennis

Modern philosophy

Algemene informatie

Vakcode W_BA_COEN
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P5
Vakniveau 100
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. J.M. Halsema
Examinator dr. J.M. Halsema
Docenten dr. J.M. Halsema

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