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Module INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY: TWELVE PHILOSOPHERS

Module code: PH153
Credits: 7.5
Semester: 1
Department: PHILOSOPHY
International: Yes
Coordinator: Prof. Philipp Rosemann (PHILOSOPHY)
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As a first introduction to the subject, this module will study twelve thinkers who were decisive in shaping Western philosophy. Thus, each of the twelve weeks will be devoted to one philosopher. The focus of our work in class will be the reading of one short and famous text by each of the twelve thinkers. These typically include Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus, Augustine, Eriugena, Aquinas, Descartes, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Arendt. Their texts serve as introductions not only to particular periods of philosophy, but also to some of the great questions which philosophy attempts to answer, such as: What is education? What is truth? What is happiness? What is love? Is there a God? We will read the texts together and discuss them. The instructor will provide interpretation and historical context.

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