Metaphysics

lfilo1120  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Metaphysics
5 credits
45.0 h
Q1
Teacher(s)
Language
French
Prerequisites
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Main themes
The course is intended as an introduction to the study of texts and doctrines of the metaphysical tradition.

It identifies the main aspects of the metaphysical tradition and the key issues and prominent thinkers that contributed to its development, from Aristotle to Neo-Scholasticism and its modern-day forms. The criticism of metaphysics since the late 18th century will also be discussed. The course will develop students' critical reading of the great works of this tradition.
Aims

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

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By the end of the course, students will be familiar with the major movements and significant figures of the metaphysical tradition and will be able to identify its key underlying issues (for example, the status of the universals, the concept of substance, the doctrine of the creation of universal truths, etc.).

They will be able to comment on, analyse and critique one or more major metaphysical texts and situate them in the overall context of the metaphysical tradition.
 
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Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Certificat universitaire en philosophie (fondements)

Bachelor in Philosophy

Minor in Philosophy

Bachelor in religious studies

Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics