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180042 VO Enlightenment and Religion (2019S)

Hegel, Habermas and the Consequences

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 19.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 42 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 7
Tuesday 26.03. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 42 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 7
Tuesday 02.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 42 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 7
Tuesday 09.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 42 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 7
Tuesday 30.04. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 42 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 7
Tuesday 07.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 42 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 7
Tuesday 14.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 42 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 7
Tuesday 21.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 42 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 7
Tuesday 28.05. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 42 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 7
Tuesday 04.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 42 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 7
Tuesday 18.06. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 42 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 7

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

According to received opinion, the fact that, across the globe, significant segments of the population do not belong to a religious community represents a consquence of the Enlightenment. The lecture investigates the legitimacy of this opinion, discussing the multiple meanings of the term enlightenment. Topics to be explored include: The distinction of secular and religious language in Habermas / Religious plurality in the modern constitutional state / Hegel´s criqique of the rational enlightenment / The concept of enlightenment in Mendelssohn and Kant / The relation between reason and religion / The dialectics of enlightenment / Horkheimer´s thesis of the desire for the totally other.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written final exam (90 minutes)
(Not an open book test; no digital resources permitted)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

In order to pass the written final exam, the candidate has to write: 1) Two essays on the content of the lecture (the topics can be selected from a list of five questions). 2) Two essays on the obligatory private reading. (Five texts from which two have to be selected will be provided in a map in the reading room of the Department Library.)

Examination topics

The content of the lecture course and two texts of the obligartory private reading.

Reading list

See Literatur (German)

Association in the course directory

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