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Cursus: 201500417
201500417
What is Philosophy? Perennial Questions
Cursus informatie
Cursus201500417
Studiepunten (ECTS)5
CursustypeHonours
VoertaalEngels
Contactpersoonprof.dr.ir. R.P.H. Munnik
E-mailr.p.h.munnik@utwente.nl
Docenten
Contactpersoon van de cursus
drs. P. van Adrichem-Rotteveel
Docent
prof.dr. J. Hoogland
Docent
prof.dr.ir. R.P.H. Munnik
Contactpersoon van de cursus
prof.dr.ir. R.P.H. Munnik
Collegejaar2017
Aanvangsblok
2B
OpmerkingThis course is part of the Honours programme
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In this course, you will become acquainted with some of the most important themes of philosophy and their treatment in primary philosophic sources. Philosophers almost never really solve societal, political, or ethical problems, nor do they offer clear-cut answers to questions. However, they do search for different angles to think about such questions, and they analyse the presuppositions of questions. By doing so, they either dismantle naïve opinions or transform them into serious problems, and they turn shallow questions into thoughtful ones. Great philosophers were very successful in putting the right questions on the agenda.

So, the great themes of philosophy are perennial questions – i.e. those that never receive final answers and always remain inescapably worthwhile being asked. Verbally, these questions are fairly simple. Such as: “What is justice?”, “What is happiness?”, “What is truth?”, “What is man?”, “What is a good life?”, “What is time?”, “What is bodily existence?”… Once such questions force you to reflect on them with the aid of guides like Socrates, Kant, or Kierkegaard, you start doing philosophy.
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