Contesting modernities I and II 210

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

This module engages the historical emergence of modern African philosophy in relation to the Western canon. The first module traces the history of modern western philosophy as the history of different conceptions of First Philosophy – from the claim that it is epistemology (Aristotle through eg. Kant and Hegel), to ontology (eg Heidegger), to the ethical (eg. Levinas) to the claim that it is the political (eg Grosfoguel, Mignolo). The second module traces the historical process through which the modern African subject is constituted in a struggle for recognition with reference to the work of theorists such as Hegel, Du Bois, Fanon and others.

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 1

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