|Module code||FIL 210|
|Faculty||Faculty of Humanities|
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.
|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|
|Period of presentation||Semester 1|
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