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PH9F6 - Critiques of Enlightenment in Post-Kantian German Philosophy

  • Module code: PH9F6
  • Module name: Critiques of Enlightenment in Post-Kantian German Philosophy
  • Department: Philosophy
  • Credit: 20, 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module aims to provide an in-depth examination of, and critical engagement with, various critiques of enlightenment found in the German philosophical tradition beginning with Kant and culminating in the Frankfurt School. Particular attention will be paid to the ways in which various views of enlightenment in Post-Kantian German philosophy are interrelated as well as to the issue of whether they entail an abandonment of the Enlightenment project or, rather, a revision and reactualisation of it. The emphasis will be on a close reading of key texts and discussion of central issues raised by these texts.      

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should have: Asystematic understanding and knowledge of the various critiques of enlightenment encountered during the course, and the major issues that they raise in connection with the enlightenment project. Students should also be able to offer relevant support for and critical responses to the arguments and views set out in the texts examined during the course. The ability to discuss clearly in speech and in writing the issues raised by their close reading and critical analysis of the relevant texts. They should be able to engage with these texts in a way that appreciates their potential relevance to present-day concerns while being sensitive to the historical context in which they were written. Students should also be able to evaluate the relevant secondary literature. The ability to analyse and critically evaluate different theories and arguments presented in primary texts, and come to an independent assessment of their merits with the aid of relevant secondary literature. Students should also to be able to discern and critically evaluate the different types of argument involved.

Timetabled teaching activities

TBC.

Departmental link

https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/philosophy/postgraduate/modules/ph9f6

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: PH9F6-20)
A (Assessed work only) 7500 word essay 100%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visiting 100%
30 CATS (Module code: PH9F6-30)
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 and Literature (V7P7) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Philosophy (V7PM) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Philosophy and the Arts (V7PN) - Year 2