Philosophical anthropology

lfilo1170  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Philosophical anthropology
5.00 credits
45.0 h
Frogneux Nathalie (coordinator);
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.
Learning outcomes

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.
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
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Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Certificat universitaire en philosophie (fondements)

Minor in Culture and Creation

Bachelor in Philosophy

Minor in Philosophy

Master [120] in Anthropology

Bachelor in religious studies

Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics