History of Modern Philosophy

Course Code :1004FLWFID
Study domain:Philosophy and Ethics
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:45
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Credit required to obtain degree: Credit required: Yes
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Willem Lemmens
Jo Badisco

3. Course contents *

The course starts with a reflection on the main forms of 'doing history of philosophy'. Then it builds up on overview of 17th century rationalism and empiricism (with special attention for Descartes and Locke); then follows an overview of 18th century Enlightenment (both Scottish and French) and of the keyfigure Immanuel Kant. In part II of this course the 19th century is focused on, starting with Hegel, followed by an overview of Marx and utilitarianism, the 19th century critique of reason with Schopenhauer, Nietzsche and Kierkegaard). A last part treats on the rise of phenomenology and existentialism (Husserl and Heidegger), the linguistic turn by Wittgenstein and some main developmments in contemporary Anglo-Saxon philosophy.