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010290 VO Modern Philosophy (2020S)

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

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Details

Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

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Update 28.10.2020: Prüfungstermin 18.12.2020 ergänzt, mündlich online via Jitsi.
Zumindest ein weiterer Prüfungstermin folgt.

Update 22.6.2020: letzte Einheit findet am 25.6.2020 online statt! Dieser ohnedies geplante Termin scheint / schien bei der Terminauflistung nicht mehr auf, da die entsprechende Raumbuchung storniert wurde (Raumbedarf von zentral organisierten Prüfungen anderer Fakultäten).

Update 29.5.2020 zum Prüfungstermin 7.7.2020: mündlich online Prüfung über Jitsi, voraussichtl. 15:00 - 18:00. Bei vielen Anmeldungen wird an einem Zusatztag weitergeprüft. Zeiteinteilung 6-2 Tage vorher auf www.univie.ac.at/tempus Aktuelle Informationen auf MOODLE.
Weitere Prüfungstermine folgen, Modus abhängig von Rahmenbedingungen.

Thursday 05.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 6 Franz König, Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 19.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 6 Franz König, Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 26.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 6 Franz König, Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 02.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 6 Franz König, Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 23.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 6 Franz König, Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 30.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 6 Franz König, Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 07.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 6 Franz König, Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 14.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 6 Franz König, Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 28.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 6 Franz König, Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 04.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 6 Franz König, Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Thursday 18.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 6 Franz König, Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The lecture focusses on essential readings in early modern philosophy, which was directional for the modern discourse in many ways. In breaking with the Aristotelianism of the late Middle Ages and in confrontation with the emerging modern natural sciences, early modern thought seeks a new foundation and a restructuring of knowledge. As a result, it arrives at new metaphysical interpretations of nature as well as at new perspectives on the human being and its socio-political conditions. Later assessment of early modern philosophy is just as ambivalent as the assessment of Western modernity as a whole. For some, this thinking is regarded as the main medium for the emancipation from self-inflicted immaturity (Kant), for others it is at the origin of an instrumental reason (Horkheimer), which turns knowledge into a technique of domination. The lecture will examine these assessments by drawing a bow from Francis Bacon via the great rationalists (Descartes, Leibniz, Spinoza) and empiricists (Locke, Hume) up to Kant. In addition, it will devote a separate session to female thinkers who gradually, though still in the male shadow, became more present in the early modern period.

The lecture is intended to provide an understanding of key approaches in early modern philosophy. This will include a view at their historical background as well as at their impact on the philosophical discourse of modernity up to the present.

The lecture is divided into 70 minutes of lecture and 20 minutes for questions and discussion.

Assessment and permitted materials

Update due to Covid19: oral online exams via Jitsi.
Written examination of 90 minutes without any aids.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Basic knowledge of the history of European ideas.
With regard to the written exam, knowledge of the learning material, independence of presentation and good orthography. In addition, productive participation in the discussion will have a positive effect on the overall grade.

Examination topics

The material presented in the lecture, including certain reference texts.

Reading list

For introduction:
- Steven Nadler (Hg.): A Companion to Early Modern Philosophy, Hoboken, NJ: Blackwell Publishing 2002.
- Wolfgang Röd: Geschichte der Philosophie, Bd. VII. Die Philosophie der Neuzeit: Von Francis Bacon bis Spinoza, München: Beck Verlag 1999².
- Ders.: Geschichte der Philosophie, Bd. VIII. Die Philosophie der Neuzeit 2: Von Newton bis Rousseau, München: Beck Verlag 1984.

Further literature will be announced during the course of the lecture.

Association in the course directory

für 011 (15W) FTH 03, 033 195 (17W) BRP 06krp, BRP 06ktb; für auslaufende Studienpläne: für 011 (11W) D3, für 033 195 (15W) SP Kath. und SP RdP BAM 02

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