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180196 PS Reading David Hume (2019S)

An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding

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

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max. 50 participants
Language: German

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 11.03. 20:15 - 21:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Monday 18.03. 20:15 - 21:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Monday 25.03. 20:15 - 21:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Monday 01.04. 20:15 - 21:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Monday 08.04. 20:15 - 21:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Monday 29.04. 20:15 - 21:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Monday 06.05. 20:15 - 21:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Monday 13.05. 20:15 - 21:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Monday 20.05. 20:15 - 21:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Monday 27.05. 20:15 - 21:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Monday 03.06. 20:15 - 21:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Monday 17.06. 20:15 - 21:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock
Monday 24.06. 20:15 - 21:30 Hörsaal 2i NIG 2.Stock

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Aims, contents and method of the course

David Hume (1711-1776), according to historian Peter Gay "the most radical of radical philosophers" is one of the most important thinkers of the enlightenment. In this reading seminar we will approach his /Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding/ and read excerpts from his posthumously published /Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion/.

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular attendance, regular timely upload of excerpts (on Friday night - 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.

By registering for this introductory reading seminar, you tacitly agree to having all your electronic submissions checked by Turnitin.

Examination topics

Reading list

The editions we will be working with in this introductory reading seminar:

1) David Hume: An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, edited by Tom L. Beauchamp. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (ISBN 0-19-875248-2)

and the German translation by Raoul Richter:

2) David Hume: Eine Untersuchung über den menschlichen Verstand, hg. von Manfred Kühn. Hamburg: Felix Meiner. (ISBN 978-3-7873-2413-2)

This is a book I recommend, provided your German is good enough to read it:

Gerhard Streminger: David Hume - Der Philosoph und sein Zeitalter. Eine Biografie. München: C. H. Beck, 2017 (2nd edition).

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