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Contesting modernities 210


 
Modulekode FIL 210
Kwalifikasie Undergraduate
Fakulteit Faculty of Humanities
Module-inhoud

The content of this module engages in the historical emergence of contemporary African philosophy in relation to the Western canon. The first quarter traces the history of modern western philosophy, recounting key positions in epistemology (e.g. Descartes, Kant), metaphysics (e.g. Heidegger, Putnam), ethics (e.g. Bentham, Levinas) and political philosophy (e.g. Rawls, Habermas).The content of the second quarter considers recent works in African philosophy, as critical responses to, but also independent of the Western philosophies, with regard to epistemology (e.g. Menkiti, Ikuenobe), metaphysics (e.g. Mbiti, Ramose), ethics (e.g. Tut, Gyeke) and political philosophy (e.g. Biko, Fanon).

Modulekrediete 20.00
NQF Level 06
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 Module is presented in English
Department Philosophy
Period of presentation Semester 1

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