History & Texts of Contemporary Philosophy II (XXth century)

lfilo1340  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

History & Texts of Contemporary Philosophy II (XXth century)
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
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 :

1 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
Certificat universitaire en philosophie (fondements)

Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Bachelor in Philosophy

Certificat universitaire en philosophie (approfondissement)

Minor in Philosophy