Ges vd Fil 6: Mondiale Hermeneutiek

Faculteit Wijsbegeerte
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode FI212GF6
Vaknaam Ges vd Fil 6: Mondiale Hermeneutiek
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Geschiedenis van de Filosofie 6: Mondiale Hermeneutiek: De tragedie van het zelf
Leerdoelen 1) Explore different ways in which the phenomenon of selfhood has been conceptualized, interpreted, and practiced across different times and cultures.
2) Analyze complex information derived form different kind of sources, synthetizing materials, and develop an independent and critical interpretation of them.
3) Enage in live philosophical discussions within small and larger groups, advancing a shared conversation, distilling research questions, and connecting the materials discussed to one’s own background and experience.
Omschrijving The course aims to explore a spectrum of possible ways of conceiving of the self, bringing to the foreground its metaphysical, philosophical, existential and soteriological implications. This spectrum is gathered from insights offered by various disciplines (including philosophy, cognitive science, anthropology, archaeology, psychology, religious studies, intellectual history, and contemplative practices) and by focusing on specific historical cultures (ancient India and Greece, the modern West). The resulting journey is a way of practicing hermeneutics, the art of understanding and interpreting experience in its multifarious manifestations (which include different genres of written texts, oral traditions, social structures and practices, various sorts and domains of experience, ideas and ideals). This form of hermeneutics is best understood as ‘global hermeneutic’ both because of its temporal and geographical scope, and because of its interest on a phenomenon so broad and deeply rooted as selfhood. The purpose of the journey is not only descriptive. Exploring the cross-cultural spectrum of possible ways of conceiving of the self invites the more existential question of whether any of these possibilities might offer resources for dealing with the tragedies of today’s world, or maybe even saving it from some of them.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege, werkcollege
(Interactive lectures and seminars)
(Written exams)
Vaksoort propedeuse
Coördinator Dr. A. Sangiacomo
Docent(en) Dr. A. Sangiacomo
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
A textbook covering the materials discussed in the course will be made available in open access format before the beginning of the lectures.

Entreevoorwaarden Previous GF1-5 courses
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ba Filosofie 2 semester I b verplicht
Bachelor Exchange Courses - semester I b keuze