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Undergraduate Course: The Early Continentals: Hegel and Nietzsche (PHIL10047)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course will introduce students to the ideas of Hegel and Nietzsche, and examine the influence these thinkers had on the analytic and continental traditions in philosophy. The course will focus on reading and understanding key passages from Hegel┐s Phenomenology of Spirit and Nietzsche┐s Genealogy of Morals. An important background figure on the course will be Kant, and we will begin by reading some important sections from his Critique of Pure Reason. We will compare and contrast the ways in which Hegel and Nietzsche both sought to articulate and overcome philosophical problems inherited from Kant. Where helpful, we will also take brief detours into the works of other thinkers who influenced or reacted to Kant, Hegel and Nietzsche, such as Fichte, Schelling and Schopenhauer. By the end of the course we will be in a position to appreciate and assess the historic trajectory of philosophical thought that runs from Kant through Hegel and Nietzsche, and look ahead to the divergent paths this trajectory has taken in contemporary philosophy.
Course description This course will introduce students to the ideas of Hegel and Nietzsche, and examine the influence these thinkers had on the analytic and continental traditions in philosophy. The course will focus on reading and understanding key passages from Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit and Nietzsche's Genealogy of Morals. An important background figure on the course will be Kant, and we will begin by reading some sections from his Critique of Pure Reason. We will compare and contrast the ways in which Hegel and Nietzsche both sought to articulate and overcome philosophical problems inherited from Kant. Where helpful, we will also take brief detours into the works of other thinkers who influenced or reacted to Kant, Hegel and Nietzsche, such as Fichte, Schelling and Schopenhauer.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Knowledge and Reality (PHIL08017) AND Mind, Matter and Language (PHIL08014)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should have at least 3 Philosophy courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  0
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 11, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 174 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Mid-term essay of 1,500 words (40%)
End-of-semester essay of 2,500 words (60%)
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No Exam Information
Academic year 2016/17, Part-year visiting students only (VV1) Quota:  6
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 11, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 174 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Mid-term essay of 1,500 words (40%)
End-of-semester essay of 2,500 words (60%)
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
- Grasp and analyse some of the central concepts in Hegel and Nietzsche's writings.
- Compare and contrast the views of these two thinkers on ethics, politics, metaphysics and knowledge.
- Situate Hegel and Nietzsche in their own intellectual context.
- Describe some of the ways in which Hegel and Nietzsche influenced thinkers in the continental and analytic tradition
- Understand something of the style and method peculiar to Continental Philosophy.
- Bring analytic and critical tools to bear in reading and writing about Continental thinkers.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Course URL http://www.philosophy.ed.ac.uk/ug_study/ug_index.html
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Contacts
Course organiserDr Dave Ward
Tel: (0131 6)50 3652
Email: dave.ward@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Samantha Bell
Tel: (0131 6)50 3602
Email: sam.bell@ed.ac.uk
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