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Course module: 700377-B-6
Contemporary Philosophy for Premasters
Course info
Course module700377-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences; TSH: Department of Philosophy; Philosophy;
Is part of
PM Ethics of Business and Organizations
PM Philosophy of Contemporary Challenges
PM Philosophy of Humanity and Culture
dr. C.M. Robb
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2020
Starting block
SM 2
Course mode
RemarksCaution: this information is subject to change
Registration openfrom 20/01/2021 up to and including 20/08/2021
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
  1. Explain, analyse and compare the fundamental aspects of different philosophical methodologies.
  2. Explain and analyse central concepts that are pertinent to an understanding of contemporary philosophy, such as knowledge, experience, truth and morality.
  3. Explain and evaluate the way in which philosophical methodology relates to the content of (contemporary) philosophical inquiry.
In this course we introduce and examine key themes, authors and philosophical methodologies that are important for an understanding of and grounding in contemporary philosophy. In doing so, we aim to equip students with a broad spectrum of philosophical knowledge and critical skills that will enable them to undertake a Masters course in philosophy. The course covers two main themes: (i) the difference between various philosophical methodologies, including analytic philosophy, feminist philosophy, phenomenology and hermeneutics, and (ii) key philosophical concepts that emerge from these methodologies, such as truth, experience, knowledge, gender, art and morality.

This course is not open to HBO students, unless decided otherwise in a covenant between the institutions concerned.

Contact person
dr. C.M. Robb
Timetable information
Contemporary Philosophy for Premasters
Written test opportunities
Schriftelijk (50%) / Written (50%)EXAM_01SM 2107-06-2021
Schriftelijk (50%) / Written (50%)EXAM_01SM 2212-07-2021
Written test opportunities (HIST)
Required materials
To be announced
Provided on Canvas, and through the library.
Recommended materials
Written (50%)

Final Result

Midterm (50%)

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