FTR-FIPPSB110
History of Modern Philosophy
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleFTR-FIPPSB110
Credits (ECTS)5
Category-
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies; Opleiding Filosofie;
Lecturer(s)
Examiner
R. Riemersma, MA
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Lecturer
R. Riemersma, MA
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Contactperson for the course
R. Riemersma, MA
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Academic year2023
Period
PER3  (29/01/2024 to 07/04/2024)
Starting block
PER3
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
After the course you will be able to:
  • describe the main developments within modern philosophy;
  • characterize the thought of the main modern authors and to situate their thought in its historical context;
  • analyze the texts of some important modern philosophers.
Content
This course gives you an overview of the history of modern philosophy (16th-19th Century) based on a number of influential philosophers from this time. The main theme is the demand for grounding and its effect on political philosophy. To understand grounding, a number of other topics are also discussed such as the nature of God, knowledge, and history. Authors who will be discussed include Descartes, Hobbes,  Kant, Hegel, Marx, and Nietzsche.
Level
1
Presumed foreknowledge
No prior knowledge required. Having done the previous courses on the history of ancient and medieval philosophy can provide extra background for the course.
Test information
The test will consist of a multiple choice and an open question segment. The minimally required grade is a 5.5.
Specifics

Required materials
Texts
Primary and secondary texts will be made available through Brightspace.

Instructional modes
Lecture

Tests
Written Exam
Test weight1
Test typeExam
OpportunitiesBlock PER3, Block PER4