PHI3003 : Phenomenology
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Dr Lisa Foran
- Lecturer: Dr Michael Lewis
- Owning School: Philosophical Studies & Combined Honours
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
This module aims to introduce students to principal themes in the tradition of Phenomenology and Post-Phenomenology.
Outline Of Syllabus
The module provides students with a critical-historical approach to phenomenology beginning with the work of Husserl and its development in both the German and French traditions. Key thinkers may include (amongst others): Husserl, Heidegger, Stein, Sartre, de Beauvoir, Merleau-Ponty, Levinas, Derrida. Key questions and themes may include:
• Phenomenology as method
• The epochē and reduction
• The role of lived experience (Erlebnis) and its relation to theory
• The question of being
• Destruction, deconstruction and the relation to the philosophical tradition
• Ethics and the place of the Other
• The future of phenomenology in post-phenomenology and other philosophies which adopt a critical relation to phenomenology.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||20||1:00||20:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||60||1:00||60:00||Preparation and completion of essays|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||20||1:00||20:00||Seminars|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||100:00||100:00||Review lecture and other source material, prepare for small group teaching|
Jointly Taught With
|PHI3101||Phenomenology (Study Abroad)|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures provide students with broad introductions to various texts/thinkers/themes, while seminars provide the opportunity for closer textual engagement and discussions with lecturers/tutors and fellow students.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Essays are based on the material covered in each semester and provide students with the opportunity to further research topics of interest. The essays test the ability to think creatively, self-critically and independently. This assessment method also gauges students’ ability to move between generalisation and appropriately detailed discussion, to cite relevant texts and interpret them adequately, to discover examples in support of or to challenge a position, and to distinguish between relevant and irrelevant considerations.