Philosophy 210

Module code FIL 210
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

History of modern philosophy I and II

A concise history of modern philosophy. The following are examples of themes that may be explored: The Renaissance, the Scientific Revolution, the foundations of the modern worldview (in contrast to the premodern), the European Enlightenment, Romanticism, German Idealism (Kant and Hegel), Marx and Marxism, Kierkegaard and Existentialism, the philosophy of Nietzsche. A selection of contemporary critical responses to modern philosophy may be explored; these may include for example African philosophy, analytical (Anglo-American) philosophy, postmodernism, neo-Marxism, etc.

Module credits 20.00
Service modules Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Prerequisites At least one of FIL 110, 120
Contact time 1 discussion class per week, 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition Separate classes for Afrikaans and English
Department Philosophy
Period of presentation Semester 1

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