Start in week van 15 November 2021
The fee per course is € 285 including exam and resit. The yearly registration fee is € 40.
This course was previously the course The Quest of Man II.
In this second part of ‘the Human Conditions’ we will focus on Phenomenological & Hermeneutical approaches. Our point of departure will be the fortuitousness of western philosophy and the unsolved, but ever tentalising question, how we may comprehend the phenomenon of human existence while simultaniously being 'subject' and 'object' of this attempt toward comprehension ourselves.
Key figures in this course will be: Kierkegaard (on truth and individual existence), Husserl (on transcendental subjectivity as the ‘wonder of all wonders’), Heidegger (on the 'event' of being human and the framing of existence in the era of Technology), Sartre (the ontology of absolute freedom and radical responsibility), Merleau-Ponty (on the phenomenology of bodily perception), Gadamer (on philosophical hermeneutics) and Levinas (on questioning the primacy of ontology in phenomenology and western philosophy as a hole).
No prior knowledge is required.
Bachelor 1, block 2A; 15 November until 17 December 2021
Courseguide & literature
Please consult the course guide for the timetable and literature.