Core Issues: Philosophy and its Past

Faculteit Wijsbegeerte
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode FI1741CI2
Vaknaam Core Issues: Philosophy and its Past
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Core Issues: Philosophy and its Past
Leerdoelen - knowledge of key debates regarding aims and methods in the history of philosophy
- the ability to discuss and develop the ones’ own projects in the light methodological concerns
Omschrijving Why and how do we study philosophy and its history? There are many possible answers to this question. But while none of these answers seems to be wrong, not all of them are compatible. The central aim of this course is to think through your own ideas and to discuss means of developing a methodologically convincing approach to the history of philosophy. The course will be divided into three phases:
(1) We will begin with an overview of methodological debates on the relation between philosophy and its history.
(2) In view of established methodological criteria, we will assess a small selection of studies on medieval and modern philosophy.
(3) Finally, we will focus on your own ideas and discuss how they can be refined in the light of current research.
Uren per week 3
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege, werkcollege
(seminar, lecture)
(three short papers)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. M. Lenz
Docent(en) prof. dr. M. Lenz
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Literature will be announced at the beginning of the course
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Researchmaster Philosophy 1 semester I b verplicht