Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Explain, analyse and compare the fundamental aspects of different philosophical methodologies.
- Explain and analyse central concepts that are pertinent to an understanding of contemporary philosophy, such as knowledge, experience, truth and morality.
- 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.