World View and Culture

Course Code :1001FLWALG
Study domain:Philosophy and Ethics
Academic year:2015-2016
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:30
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Stijn Latré

3. Course contents *

This course contains a common trunk present in the courses ‘world views’ of all other faculties of the University of Antwerp.

This common trunk deals with topicssuch as:

1. A survey of world views on global, European and Belgian level, with emphasis on increased diversity, secularization and depillarization.

2. A reflection on religion and democracy: philosophical and historical background of the liberal constitutional state, governmental neutrality, freedom of religion and tolerance.

3. A reflection on the relation and tensions between world views and science: historical background and discussion of different views in the current debate.

Next to these common themes, this course will deal with topics related to the students’ special field of study.