FTR-FIMI210
The Continental Demise and the Return of the Subject
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleFTR-FIMI210
Credits (ECTS)5
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies; Opleiding Filosofie;
Lecturer(s)
Lecturer
prof. dr. A. Dufourcq
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Contactperson for the course
prof. dr. A. Dufourcq
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Academic year2016
Period
PER3  (30/01/2017 to 19/03/2017)
Starting block
PER3
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesNo
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims

After the course, you will have an overview of the central positions and arguments in the debate about the so-called 'death of man'; you will be able to explain these arguments in your own words and will also be able to evaluate them so as to formulate your own position in the debate.

Content

During the previous century, many philosophers like Heidegger, Foucault and Derrida came to criticise the central role of the subject in modern philosophy. What does this critique entail and what do we have to think of it? We will discuss this philosophical problematic and investigate questions like: What arguments can be given against the central role of the subject (and what does this central role imply?)? Does this critique really imply that we can do or should do without a reference to the subject/subjectivity? Is there a need to preserve such a reference and what type of subject would we need for such a project?

Test information
Paper.

Prerequisites
BA 1 Philosophy.

Recommended materials
Texts
To be announced. All texts will be made available on Blackboard.

Instructional modes
Seminar
Attendance MandatoryYes

Tests
paper
Test weight1
Test typePaper
OpportunitiesBlock TENT3, Block TENT4