Philosophical anthropology

lfilo1170  2018-2019  Louvain-la-Neuve

Philosophical anthropology
5 credits
45.0 h
Dupuis Michel; Frogneux Nathalie coordinator;
Main themes
This course provides an introduction to some of the main themes in philosophical anthropology by linking them with the history of philosophy, the development of science and cultural production: freedom, the body, desire and thought. The historical dimension plays just as important a role as the systematic dimension in that the course aims to lead students to a critical examination of the "contemporary status" of the human being.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :


By the end of the course, students will have absorbed and be able to deepen their understanding of various major themes in philosophical anthropology using philosophical texts;
The course also aims to develop students' ability to analyse, synthesise and transfer information they have been taught through the personal study of an anthropological topic chosen by each student.


The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
This introductory course covers some major themes in philosophical anthropology on the basis of noteworthy texts from the history of philosophy : the body and the flesh, time and space, the human condition, joy and suffering, liberty and artificiality, death, dignity and vulnerability.
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Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Bachelor in Philosophy

Bachelor in religious studies

Minor in Culture and Creation

Minor in Philosophy