Philosophy in context 220

Module code FIL 220
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

In this module contextually relevant aspects of human reality are reflected on through philosophy considered as practical activity. Students will engage issues of social, political, or economic relevance in contemporary (South) Africa, the Global South and beyond. A range of themes may be investigated, such as structure and agency, social imaginaries, issues of social justice, gender and sexuality, the ethics of science and technology, the role of art and others. The focus is on key themes and debates of contemporary relevance and may include issues from any of the sub-disciplines of philosophy such as political philosophy, moral philosophy, epistemology, aesthetics, philosophy of mind and artifical intelligence, and philosophy of science.

Module credits 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 2

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