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010083 VO Metaphysics (2020W)

Contemporary Approaches to Metaphysics

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 1 - Katholische Theologie

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Language: German

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Classes

Update 2.11.2020: Die Lehrveranstaltung wird ab sofort digital synchron über Moodle zur Lehrveranstaltungszeit abgehalten.

DI 06.10.2020 09.45-11.15 Hybride Lehre
DI 06.10.2020 09.45-11.15 Hörsaal 6 Franz König, Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
DI 13.10.2020 09.45-11.15 Hybride Lehre
DI 13.10.2020 09.45-11.15 Hörsaal 6 Franz König, Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
DI 20.10.2020 09.45-11.15 Hörsaal 6 Franz König, Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
DI 20.10.2020 09.45-11.15 Hybride Lehre
DI 27.10.2020 09.45-11.15 Hybride Lehre
DI 27.10.2020 09.45-11.15 Hörsaal 6 Franz König, Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
DI 03.11.2020 09.45-11.15 Digital
DI 10.11.2020 09.45-11.15 Digital
DI 17.11.2020 09.45-11.15 Digital
DI 24.11.2020 09.45-11.15 Digital
DI 01.12.2020 09.45-11.15 Digital
DI 15.12.2020 09.45-11.15 Digital
DI 12.01.2021 09.45-11.15 Hörsaal 6 Franz König, Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
DI 12.01.2021 09.45-11.15 Hybride Lehre
DI 19.01.2021 09.45-11.15 Hörsaal 6 Franz König, Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
DI 19.01.2021 09.45-11.15 Hybride Lehre
DI 26.01.2021 09.45-11.15 Hörsaal 6 Franz König, Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
DI 26.01.2021 09.45-11.15 Hybride Lehre


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Aims, contents and method of the course

In spite of all the diversity of approaches, it was commonsense in 20th century philosophy to distance oneself from metaphysical thinking. Either the violent character of metaphysics was denounced or it was rejected as mere conceptual poetry. At the turn of the millennium, however, the situation seems to have changed. Under titles such as Speculative Realism or New Materialism, approaches to thinking emerged that advocate a positive notion of speculation. They thus emphasize what for Kant and in his successors was the actual deficit of metaphysical thinking: the meaning and content of reality do not depend on the forms of human experience. What being is, is primarily not bound to what it is for us.
In spite of all the diversity of approaches, it was commonsense in 20th century philosophy to distance oneself from metaphysical thinking. Either the violent character of metaphysics was denounced or it was rejected as mere conceptual poetry. At the turn of the millennium, however, the situation seems to have changed. Under titles such as Speculative Realism or New Materialism, approaches to thinking emerged that advocate a positive notion of speculation. These approaches thus emphasize what for Kant and his successors was the actual deficit of metaphysical thinking: the nature of reality does not depend on the forms of human experience. What being is, is primarily not bound to what it is for us.
The lecture will present some of the most recent speculative approaches and their central points of reference (Badiou, Deleuze). It will discuss to what extent they really reflect a new desire for metaphysics (Gabriel, Hogrebe). In doing so, it aims at developing the contours of a new metaphysical thinking that is able to withstand the criticism of classical metaphysics.
In order to introduce the problem, the first sessions of the lecture will deal with the main features of classical metaphysics and its later criticism.

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral or written examinations.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

As a minimum requirement, at least sufficient knowledge of the content of the lecture should be demonstrated. It will have a positive effect on the exam grade if the answers show an independent approach to the lecture's topics.

Examination topics

Content of the lecture including material / worksheets, see MOODLE.

Reading list

Literaturhinweise zu Beginn bzw. im Laufe der Vorlesung (siehe MOODLE).

Association in the course directory

198 418 (15W): RK 09; 033 195 (17W) BRP 17krp, 033 195 (17W) BRP 17ktb; 011 (15W): FTH 16; auslaufende Studienpläne: Pflichtfach für 011 (11W) D20, 020

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