FTR-THMA108
Seminar Philosophy of Religion
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleFTR-THMA108
Credits (ECTS)10
Category-
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies; Opleiding Theologie;
Lecturer(s)
Examiner
prof. dr. H. Westerink
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Lecturer
prof. dr. H. Westerink
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Contactperson for the course
prof. dr. H. Westerink
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Academic year2020
Period
SEM1  (31/08/2020 to 24/01/2021)
Starting block
SEM1
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
Insight in and critical evaluation of contemporary philosophical debates on the complex relation between philosophical and Christian practices of the self (ascesis) and models for subjectivity.
Content
What is the relation between philosophy, Christianity and the emergence of Western forms of subjectivity? In this seminar we will read and explore texts in which Christianity is associated with institutions, practices and techniques that shape and transform man's inner life and the relation to one's body. In this course key texts from (the late) Foucault on the hermeneutics of the self and ascesis and from Sloterdijk (Du mußt dein Leben ändern) will be central, but also some texts of other authors that connect to Foucault's and Sloterdijk's approach will be explored - Nietzsche, Weber.
Level

Presumed foreknowledge

Test information
Presentations during the course and final essay
Specifics

Required materials
Texts
Selection of texts from Nietzsche, Weber, Foucault and Sloterdijk

Instructional modes
Seminar
Attendance MandatoryYes

Tests
Paper
Test weight1
Test typePaper
OpportunitiesBlock SEM1, Block SEM2