PHIL213 - Recent Continental Philosophy
Prerequisites 10 cp from 100-level unit in Philosophy
Teaching Organisation This unit involves 150 hours of focused learning, or the equivalent of 10 hours per week for 15 weeks. The total includes formally structured learning activities such as lectures, tutorials, online learning, video-conferencing, or supervision. The remaining hours typically involve reading, research, and the preparation of tasks for assessment.
This unit investigates a series of movements in recent 'Continental' philosophy, such as phenomenology, existentialism, structuralism, hermeneutics, postmodernism and other contemporary movements that have been of such importance for developments in metaphysics, epistemology, the philosophy of language and meaning, ethics, philosophical theology and political philosophy. In considering the thought of figures such as Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Gadamer, Foucault, Habermas, Levinas, Lyotard, Derrida and Deleuze, the unit will also explore the implications of these traditions of thought for science, theology, social and literary theory.