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Course module: ZEMV11001
Core Readings: History of philosophy
Course infoSchedule
Course codeZEMV11001
ECTS Credits7.5
Category / LevelM (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byFaculty of Humanities; Utrecht Graduate School of Humanities; Oz.inst. Filosofie en Religiewetenschap (OFR);
Contact personprof. dr. P.M.L. Steenbakkers
Telephone+31 30 2532093
prof. dr. J.M. van Ophuijsen
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prof. dr. P.M.L. Steenbakkers
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Contactperson for the course
prof. dr. P.M.L. Steenbakkers
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Teaching period
3  (08/02/2016 to 15/04/2016)
Teaching period in which the course begins
Time slotA: MON-morning, TUE-afternoon, WED-morning
Study mode
RemarkObligatory course for students of the Research Master Philosophy
Course open to Research Master's students only
Enrolment periodfrom 18/01/2016 up to and including 19/01/2016
Course application processOsiris
Enrolling through OSIRISYes
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesNo
Waiting listNo
Course placement processadministratie onderwijsinstituut
Thorough knowledge of nature, context and influence of the texts that constitute the subject matter of the course.
This course is part of the series of "core readings"-courses in which all students in the Research Master Philosophy study key texts and topics from the main fields of philosophy. In this historical course, we shall focus on a topic (to be determined later) that can be treated from the perspective both of ancient and of modern philosophy, and that is of interest also for the fields of theoretical and of practical philosophy. Earlier editions of this course dealt with scepticism and with Aristotle's and Hegel's theory of the soul. Close reading of the original texts forms the basis of the discussions in class.
Entry requirements
You must meet the following requirements
  • Enrolled for a degree programme of faculty Faculty of Humanities
  • Completed all course modules listed below
    • Mastercursussen Geesteswetenschappen (200501100)
Required materials
Costs of materials:15.00
Instructional formats

General remarks
Obligatory course for students of the Research Master Philosophy

Class session preparation
Careful reading of the texts to be discussed in each session (both primary sources and modern studies thereof)

Contribution to group work
Active participation

Active participation
Test weight0
Minimum grade-

Test weight50
Minimum grade-

Test weight50
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Understanding of philosophical texts, their contents, import and context; interpretative and authorial skills.

End of course period

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