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PH995 - Topics in Continental Philosophy

  • Module code: PH995
  • Module name: Topics in Continental Philosophy
  • Department: Philosophy
  • Credit: 20, 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This course provides an advanced introduction to some central topics and problems to which the tradition of continental philosophy offers a distinctive and original set of approaches. Each year the focus will be on a specific field of inquiry drawn from the following: the philosophies of nature and life; the philosophy of mind or spirit; the philosophies of time, memory, and history; aesthetics; ethics and political philosophy. In 2011/12 the focus will be on ethics and politics in Foucault.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the course students should be familiar with some important trajectories of thought in continental philosophy and be able to make use of key concepts in a critical and illuminating fashion and related to specific philosophical problems (centred on one or more central area of philosophy). They will have been exposed to key material and core texts in the tradition of continental philosophy and be expected to come up with fresh and original exegeses of arguments and ideas as well as show themselves to be adept at close reading.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/philosophy/study/withus/pgtstudy/modules/ph995

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: PH995-20)
A (Assessed work only) 7500 word essay 100%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visiting 100%
30 CATS (Module code: PH995-30)
A (Assessed work only) 7500 word essay 100%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visiting 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 (V7PM) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Philosophy and the Arts (V7PN) - Year 2