Main concepts and Trends in Philosophy

lfilo1160  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Main concepts and Trends in Philosophy
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5 credits
30.0 h
Lories Danielle; Sartenaer Olivier (compensates Lories Danielle);
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.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

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Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Philosophy

Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics