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PH9A6 - Topics in 20th Century French Philosophy II

  • Module code: PH9A6
  • Module name: Topics in 20th Century French Philosophy II
  • Department: Philosophy
  • Credit: 20, 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module will focus on the centrality of the notions of life and vitalism in contemporary French philosophy. It will take as point of departure some of the most important theoretical issues in which the notion of life has been mobilized during the 20th century and try and link the historical mutation of the notion with the transformations and revolutions that occurred in the scientific field. It will clarify the different meanings and the range of “vitalism”: methodological, ontological, ethical and political.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students should have a good understanding of the importance of the concept of life and its place in contemporary French thought. They should be able to discuss critically a variety of texts and topics both in seminar discussions and essays.

Timetabled teaching activities

The course takes place weekly during the second term

Departmental link

www.warwick.ac.uk/go/ph9A6

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: PH9A6-20)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%
Assessed Course Work 100%
30 CATS (Module code: PH9A6-30)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Taught Continental Philosophy (V7P2) - Year 2
Optional
  • Postgraduate Taught Philosophy and Literature (V7P7) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Philosophy (V7PL) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Philosophy (V7PM) - Year 2