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PY4649   Core Works in Continental Philosophy

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module offers an in-depth study of one of more of the classic texts within so-called 'continental' philosophy. Typical examples of texts may be taught are: Heidegger's Being and Time, Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit, Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil and On the Genealogy of Morals, or Sartre's Being and Nothingness. Depending on the work studied, typical topics will include: the role of history for philosophy, the role of the self and self-consciousness, the foundations of ontology and its relation to our human existence, and the value of our value systems.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass PY1012

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour lecture, 1 x 1-hour seminar

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework (including seminar presentation) = 100%

Re-assessment: 1 or more essays to a total of 7,000 words = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr G W B Pedriali
Module teaching staff: Dr W Pedriali