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180165 SE Religious Violence as a Philosophical Problem (2018W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 30 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The meeting on 9 Nov will most probably not take place for personal reasons but I will arrange a double session at another date.

Friday 12.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Friday 19.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Friday 09.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Friday 16.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Friday 23.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Friday 23.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal. 2H NIG 2.Stock
Friday 30.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Friday 07.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Friday 14.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Friday 11.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Friday 18.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock
Friday 25.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hörsaal 3F NIG 3.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The seminar aims at clarifying the notoriously discussed relationship between religion and violence. It will be asked whether or not we can find an intrinsic relationship between religion and violence, whether or not "religious violence" is due to a temporarily misdirected interpretation of the narrative semantics of religious systems of knowledge, or if the relationship is constitutive but reactivated only under contingent conditions. In this context, a philosophical reflection shall help to overcome the oftentimes essentialist and/or reductionist ways we are dealing with the topic--a way that is not only characteristic of the way it is (mis)represented in the media but also in a variety of scientific fields that "hunt for causation." A specific focus will be on the gender dimension since we are bearing witness today to a proliferation of sexualized forms of religious violence that call for rigorous analysis, reflection and understanding.

Assessment and permitted materials

Short essays on basic texts; oral presentations; contributions to the discussion; concluding scientific essay

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Continuous active participation and written contributions

Examination topics

See list of references (basic texts + selected texts, including researched texts)

Reading list

Short list coming soon...

Full list will be posted on moodle.

Association in the course directory

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