Philosophical anthropology

lfilo1170  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Philosophical anthropology
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
45.0 h
Q2
Teacher(s)
Frogneux Nathalie (coordinator);
Language
French
Prerequisites
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Main themes
This course provides an introduction to some of the main themes in philosophical anthropology by linking them with the history of philosophy, the development of science and cultural production: freedom, the body, desire and thought. The historical dimension plays just as important a role as the systematic dimension in that the course aims to lead students to a critical examination of the "contemporary status" of the human being.
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 By the end of the course, students will have absorbed and be able to deepen their understanding of various major themes in philosophical anthropology using philosophical texts;
The course also aims to develop students' ability to analyse, synthesise and transfer information they have been taught through the personal study of an anthropological topic chosen by each student.
 
Content
This introductory course covers some major themes in philosophical anthropology on the basis of noteworthy texts from the history of philosophy : the body and the flesh, time and space, the human condition, joy and suffering, liberty and artificiality, death, dignity and vulnerability.
Teaching materials
  • Les supports de cours et les annonces se trouveront sur Moodle.
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Bachelor in Philosophy

Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Master [120] in Anthropology

Minor in Culture and Creation

Bachelor in religious studies

Certificat universitaire en philosophie (fondements)

Minor in Philosophy