|History of Philosophy|
Questions and major schools of thought in philosophyPosition of the Course
This is a general introductory course aimed at providing students with a clear insight into the most important philosophical questions and into the history of various attempts at finding solutions to these problems.Contents
This course provides an overview of the major philosophical problems, of the most prominent schools of thought attempting to solve these problems, and of the salient concepts that have become characteristic to philosophical thought. The aim is more specifically to grasp contemporaneous philosophical thought, which is why a study of the historical development of the philosophical range of ideas that lays at the basis of this is undertaken. In this course, some of the more prominent philosophical movements will be examined for their relevance to current thought. The first chapter of the syllabus situates philosophy among other attempts to determine man's place in this world (mythical-magical belief, the great world religions, and science). Subsequently, the major schools of thought and their proponents will be highlighted, from Antiquity to the present. Special attention will be paid to the central themes of philosophical thought: the attempts to obtain an adequate account of Nature and Man, the quest for a foundation for ethics and politics, and the critical question whether reliable knowledge of this is at all possible.Starting Competences Final Competences
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Lecture questions possible.Evaluation Moments
Periodical (100%).Evaluation Methods
first examination period, written exams: multiple-choice questions.