ltarc1243  2021-2022  Tournai

3.00 credits
30.0 h
Main themes
1) What is a theory?
2) The first metaphysical representations of the world : myths and cosmologies
3) Review of the main philosophy schools from Antiquity to the present day
4) Construction and spatialisation of thought
5) Living : an anthropological invariant
Learning outcomes

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

1 Specific learning outcomes:
By the end of this teaching unit, students are able to
  • site themselves in (and with relation to) a cultural heritage by deepening their critical thinking.
  • reinterpret, in a contemporary context, the desire for a 'good life' sought by philosophers since Antiquity.
  • identify the vocabulary, the conceptual tools, the main themes in the development of philosophy and anthropology.
  • understand the major contribution of philosophy, humanities and social sciences to the  conceptualisation and practice of architecture, in order to help to make the world a place to live in, individually and collectively.
Contribution to the learning outcome reference framework:
Make use of other subjects
  • Seek out other approaches, exchanges of views and ways of enhancing thinking about architecture
  • Interpret the knowledge of other subjects
  • Make use of other subjects to ask questions about the design and implementation of an architectural project
Express an architectural procedure
  • Express ideas clearly in oral, graphic and written form
Bibliographie complète sur moodle.
Livres principaux :
HERSCH Jeanne, L’étonnement philosophique. Une histoire de la philosophie, Coll. « Folio/Essais », Gallimard, 19932 ; Esthétique et philosophie de l’art. Repères historiques et thématiques, L’Atelier d’Esthétique, Coll. « Le point philosophique », Ed. De Boeck Université, Bruxelles, 2002 ; GOETZ B., MADEC Ph., YOUNES Ch., L’indéfinition de l’architecture. Un appel, Editions de la Villette, Paris, 2009 ; MITROVIć Branko, Philosophy for Architects, Princeton Architectural Press, New York, 2011; La part esthétique de l'architecture, sous la dir. de Jean Stillemans, LOCI, 2021.
Teaching materials
  • LTARC1243
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Learning outcomes
Bachelor in Architecture (Tournai)