It identifies the main aspects of the history of contemporary philosophy, its key trends and prominent thinkers, and will develop students' critical reading of the great works of contemporary philosophy.
The following will be studied: Marxism, positivism, utilitarianism, neo-Kantism, neo-Hegelianism, pragmatism and the philosophy of Nietzsche.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
By the end of the course, students will be familiar with the major movements and significant writers of contemporary philosophy, and will be able to identify its key underlying issues and describe the important ongoing debates.
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”.