Kies de Nederlandse taal
Course module: 700110-B-6
Course info
Course module700110-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionDutch
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences; TSH: Department of Philosophy; Philosophy;
Is part of
B Philosophy
PM Ethics of Business and Organizations
PM Philosophy of Humanity and Culture
Academic year2019
Starting block
SM 1
Course mode
Registration openfrom 20/08/2019 up to and including 24/01/2020
The course provides an overview of the great thinkers of Western metaphysics from antiquity to the present. 
 the arguments of the philosophers.

Learning goals:
1. The student is familiar with the most important movements and thinkers from Western metaphysics since Descartes to the present.
2. The student is able to compare different philosophical positions on basic characteristics.
3. The student is able to independently interpret primary texts.
4. The student is able to present in his own words  the arguments of the philosophers.
5. The student is able to recognize historical lines of influence or reaction of philosophers on each other.
6. The student is able to give an interpretation of the philosophical ideas regarding our society.
Metaphysics deals with questions since Greek antiquity that go beyond sensory perception, such as: What is the meaning of life? Is there a God? What is death? Why is there something rather than nothing? What is Being? And Nothingness? Can we know what is right? Is there a soul? What exactly is consciousness? Or should we just stop asking these questions? But that\'s a metafyisch position, too. In Western history, there were always suggested answers to these questions and they always were again refuted or criticized by other thinkers. This course is the first guide in the maze of philosophical debates, traditions, terms and great names of Western metaphysics.

Contact person
dr. R.B.J.M. Welten
Timetable information
Written test opportunities
Written test opportunities (HIST)
Midterm / MidtermMIDTERM_01SM 1118-10-2019
Schriftelijk / WrittenEXAM_01SM 1113-12-2019
Schriftelijk / WrittenEXAM_01SM 1217-01-2020
Midterm / MidtermMIDTERM_01SM 1217-01-2020
Required materials
Via Canvas
Recommended materials

Final Result


Kies de Nederlandse taal