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Introduction to Philosophy (Vorlesung)

Dozent/in: Roberto Nigro, Chiara Stefanoni

wöchentlich | Mittwoch | 11:50 - 14:05 | 04.04.2022 - 08.07.2022 | C HS 5

Inhalt: This course will introduce students to some of the "classics" of western philosophy. It explores a variety of texts written by some of the more influential philosophers and provides an introduction to the major philosophical theories found in the history of Western philosophy. Special attention will be given to theories and philosophical practices that have exerted considerable influence on contemporary thought. Through reading, discussion, and presentations you'll get to know some of philosophy's major divisions, including epistemology, metaphysics, aesthetics, ethics, and politics. We will explore the philosophical writings of Plato, Descartes, Spinoza, Marx, Nietzsche, Silvia Federici, Rosi Braidotti, Donna Haraway, Deleuze and Guattari, some of the critically important thinkers of the Western philosophy. Topics to be included: what is philosophy; how do we know anything? Power, moral and genealogy; human bondage and human freedom; philosophy and science; critique of (patriarcal) capitalism; aesthetics; theories of the subject, feminist theories and practices, human/posthuman.