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Module code: PH331A
Credits: 5
Semester: 1
Department: PHILOSOPHY
International: Yes
Overview Overview

This module provides an introduction to Phenomenology as a method and to Continental Philosophy as a set of traditions originating with the phenomenological movement. Texts by Husserl, Reinach, Stein, De Beauvoir, Heidegger and Levinas will be studied. Emphasis will be placed on Phenomenology as a philosophical and academic practice with potential importance for all or most subjects. Tracing the history of the various traditions issuing from the criticism of the practice of phenomenology will enable us to reflect on the various varieties or definitions of phenomenology and their relationship with each other. The central questions addressed will be: 1. is phenomenology a method, a science or a style of thinking? 2. Is the idea that intentionality is central to consciousness and can be analyzed in its noetic and noematic components essential to phenomenology? 3. What role does eidetic analysis play for phenomenology? 4. What criticisms have been raised of Phenomenology and what is their validity? Timothy Mooney and Dermot Moran (eds.): The Phenomenology Reader (London and New York: Routledge, 2002) will be used as textbook.

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