PHIL 7016 Topics in the History of Philosophy

Credit Points 20

Legacy Code 102383

Coordinator Dennis Schmidt Opens in new window

Description This subject surveys selected philosophers or philosophical movements in the history of philosophy, and of the relevance of such philosophical perspectives for contemporary debates. The subject will include a selection of material that will give students a deeper understanding of the history of philosophy from Ancient Greece to the present day.

School Humanities & Comm Arts

Discipline Philosophy

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 20cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject


Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate advanced and integrated knowledge of distinct varieties of Continental philosophy in their contexts from a range of periods and places
  2. Explain changing theories, methods, and concept in Continental philosophy
  3. Understand complex philosophical texts
  4. Critically evaluate complex information, perspectives, theories and sources
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of the research principles and methods appropriate to the use of the history of philosophy to address contemporary philosophical problems and debates.

Subject Content

- one or more thinkers and Philosophical movements in The history of philosophy still exerting influence on contemporary philosophy.
- early modern philosophy, Kant, German Romanticism, Hegel, Nietzsche, Phenomenology, Existentialism, Heidegger and Hermeneutics.
- specific thinkers or movements, with reference to other contemporary Philosophical debates.