PHI3003 : Phenomenology
PHI3003 : Phenomenology
- Offered for Year: 2023/24
- Module Leader(s): Dr Tina Chanter
- Co-Module Leader: Dr Michael Lewis
- Owning School: School X
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
|European Credit Transfer System|
Modules you must have done previously to study this module
Pre Requisite Comment
Modules you need to take at the same time
Co Requisite Comment
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 epoch? 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.
Intended Knowledge Outcomes
Students will develop knowledge of the phenomenological and post-phenomenological traditions. They will acquire first-hand knowledge of central texts in contemporary European thought and the impact of those texts on the discipline of philosophy itself.
Intended Skill Outcomes
Through lectures, seminar discussions and independent research students will acquire and develop the following skills:
• Critical hermeneutical engagement with philosophical texts
• The use of phenomenological terminology in philosophical argument
• A reflective awareness of the role of their own subjective lived experience in the development of objective philosophical argument.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||20||1:00||20:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||40:00||40:00||Essay preparation and completion|
|Structured Guided Learning||Structured research and reading activities||20||1:00||20:00||Specific research or reading activities developed and directed by academic staff|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||20||1:00||20:00||Tutorials|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||100:00||100:00||Review lecture material, prepare for small group teaching and assessment|
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
|Essay||1||A||50||2000 word essay|
|Essay||2||A||50||2000 word essay|
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.
Past Exam Papers
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