Main concepts and Trends in Philosophy

lfilo1160  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Main concepts and Trends in Philosophy
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
30.0 h
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Main themes
Following the introduction to the key issues and methods of philosophy from a historical perspective, students will examine the main philosophical concepts. This more systematic approach seeks to distinguish between the issues posed by, and similarities between, the different philosophy disciplines: ontology, epistemology, ethics and anthropology; it highlights the fundamental options that emerge and the key elements of their respective vocabularies. Drawing a distinction between the fundamental questions and methods of philosophy underlines the importance of major concepts. Emphasis is placed on the methodological options in contemporary philosophy: phenomenology, hermeneutics, analytical philosophy, etc.

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

1 The aim of this course is for students to acquire an 'encyclopaedic' knowledge of the nature, methods and basic notions and/or major concepts of philosophy. By the end of the course, students will have a precise understanding of the main philosophical concepts and how they are systematically linked. They will also be able to link a number of the prominent philosophers to the topics, methods and concepts studied and to the issues in which the latter come to light.

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”.
Evaluation methods
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Teaching materials
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Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Bachelor in Philosophy