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PH917 - The Problems of Modernity

  • Module code: PH917
  • Module name: The Problems of Modernity
  • Department: Philosophy
  • Credit: 20, 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module examines a number of related themes which occupied most of the important philosophers, social theorists and literary figures in central Europe in the early part of the century. These preoccupations generally arose from an increasing disaffection with received patterns of thought inherited from the Enlightenment tradition.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module students will have gained an advanced understanding of a selection of central modernist texts in philosophy, literature, and social theory. They will have acquired an ability critically to assess the achievements of the selected modernist thinkers and writers, and to articulate views and arguments on the basis of the methods studied in the module

Timetabled teaching activities

1 hour lecture and 1 hour seminar per week.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: PH917-20)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%
Assessed Course Work 100%
30 CATS (Module code: PH917-30)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Taught Continental Philosophy (V7P2) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Philosophy and Literature (V7P7) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Philosophy (V7PM) - Year 2