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180068 LPS Reading Descartes: Discours de la Méthode and Meditationes de Prima Philosophia (2018S)

Discours de la Méthode u. Meditationes de Prima Philosophia

5.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 45 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

An unexcused absence in the first class-session means that you lose your place in class. Should you for any reason be unable to attend the first session, please write to david.wagner@univie.ac.at !

Thursday 15.03. 15:00 - 17:15 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 22.03. 15:00 - 17:15 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 12.04. 15:00 - 17:15 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 19.04. 15:00 - 17:15 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 26.04. 15:00 - 17:15 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 03.05. 15:00 - 17:15 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 17.05. 15:00 - 17:15 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 24.05. 15:00 - 17:15 Hörsaal 2G, NIG Universitätsstraße 7/Stg. II/2.Stock, 1010 Wien
Thursday 07.06. 15:00 - 17:15 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 14.06. 15:00 - 17:15 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 21.06. 15:00 - 17:15 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock
Thursday 28.06. 15:00 - 17:15 Hörsaal 3B NIG 3.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This is a reading course providing an introduction to the philosophy of René Descartes.

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular attendance, regular timely upload of excerpts (two days prior to class), presentation, participation in discussions.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

In order to get a positive grade you have to hand in ten short written papers as will be explained in the first unit. If you give a presentation on one of the topics/chapters under discussion, the number of excerpts you will have to write is reduced to nine. -- Attendance is mandatory, you may miss two course units. You will be graded on each part of your contributions to class, the written papers amount to 70 per cent of your final grade, 30 per cent are based on your participation in in-class discussions.

Examination topics

Reading list

The course is held in German. Secondary literature may be in English. We are reading these books (should you buy any, please get these editions):

Descartes, René: Discours de la méthode / Von der Methode des richtigen Vernunftgebrauchs und der wissenschaftlichen Forschung. Französisch/Deutsch. Übersetzt und herausgegeben von Christian Wohlers. Hamburg: Meiner, 2011. (ISBN: 978-3-7873-2148-3)

Descartes, René: Meditationen über die erste Philosophie. Übersetzt und herausgegeben von Christian Wohlers. Hamburg: Meiner, 2009. (ISBN: 978-3-7873-1886-5)

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