Compulsory for BA students in Philosophy: Global and Comparative Perspectives (BA1 and BA2)
Compulsory for pre-master’s students in Global and Comparative Philosophy, or Philosophy in World Traditions, who are in possession of an admission statement, and for whom this course is part of their programme.
A limited number of places is available for BA students from other departments.
The aim of this course is to introduce students to African Philosophy. It explores the major philosophical traditions emerging from Africa, focusing especially on set of important questions with historical and contemporary relevance. What concepts or ideas are significantly meaningful within the context of African philosophy? Are these questions unique or would there be unifying features with other intellectual traditions? How has these conversations shape (and continued to shape) Africa? We will explore themes such as development (history) of African philosophy, Justice and Morality in African Thought, epistemologies of development, belief systems, justification of moral norms and questions of identity.
Most critically, since philosophy is a living tradition, we will embark on a journey of self-discovery in dialogue with culture and society within the African intellectual domain. What this means is that the course invites us through class activities to critically analyze primary texts and critically reflect on cultural (or theological) assumptions/presuppositions of philosophical questions.
To be announced.
The timetable is available on the following website:
BA Philosophy: Global and Comparative Perspectives: BA1 and BA2
Mode of instruction
Class attendance is required.
Midterm in-class sit-down examination
Final in-class sit-down examination
The final mark for the course is established by determination of the weighted average of the two subtests (to be announced.
There is one resit for this course. It consists of an in-class sit-down examination over all the material covered. No separate resits will be offered for mid-term or final tests. The mark for the resit replaces any partial result.
Inspection and feedback
How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.
To be announced.
Students are strongly advised to register in uSis through the activity number which can be found in the timetables for courses and exams.
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