History & Texts of Contemporary Philosophy II (XXth century)

lfilo1340  2018-2019  Louvain-la-Neuve

History & Texts of Contemporary Philosophy II (XXth century)
5 credits
45.0 h
Camilleri Sylvain;
Main themes
The course is intended as an introduction to the study of texts and doctrines of contemporary philosophy (20th and 21st centuries).

It identifies the main aspects of the history of contemporary philosophy of the 20th and 21st centuries, its key trends and prominent thinkers, and will develop students' critical reading of the great works of contemporary philosophy.

The following movements will be studied: phenomenology, neo-positivism, critical theory, existentialism, structuralism, hermeneutics, post-modernism, neo-pragmatism.

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 20th and 21st century contemporary philosophy, and will be able to identify its key underlying issues and describe the important ongoing debates.

They will be able to comment on, analyse and critique one or more major contemporary philosophy texts and situate them in the overall context of contemporary philosophy (after Nietzsche).


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”.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Bachelor in Philosophy

Minor in Philosophy