Contemporary Philosophical Thinking
Sustainable Development Goals
1) To acquire basic information about fundamental streams in contemporary philosophy;
2) To identify some of the key issues and methodology;
3) To exercise the acquired knowledge in analyzing a problem;
4) To present and critically discuss readings.
Historical, cultural and philosophical notions of contemporary
Contemporaneity, Modernity, Postmodernity
The «life of cultures»: continuities, ruptures, the «new»
2. What is new in contemporary times?
The fragmentation of knowledge in the early 20th century
From certainty to suspicion: the value of interpretation
Interpretation and transformation of the world
Technoscience and ideology
3. Streams of contemporary thought
Freud and Psychoanalysis
Husserl's Phenomenology of intentionality
The phenomenological discovery of existence: Heidegger and Sartre.
The therapeutic extension of the philosophy: Phenomenology and Existential Analysis
The otherness of madness, according to Foucault
Exemplary analysis of an existential phenomenon (anguish)
4. Actually: love, liquid society, excess of positivity
Ferry: love as a new social paradigm
Baumann: the idea of a "liquid world"
Han: "smooth" and "polished" in a society of fatigue.
Assessment can be by final exam (100%) or by continuous assessment. Continuous assessment will be based on:
1) attendance and active participation (20%);
2) at least one oral presentation on a text or a theme, or a report in (30%);
3) a final written exam (50%)
- Olivier Martin Louis Albert René Feron [responsible]