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Module

PHI3003 : Phenomenology

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Tina Chanter
  • Lecturer: Dr Michael Lewis
  • Owning School: Philosophical Studies & Combined Honours
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

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.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials201:0020:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion601:0060:00Preparation and completion of essays
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching201:0020:00Seminars
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1100:00100:00Review lecture and other source material, prepare for small group teaching
Total200:00
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
PHI3101Phenomenology (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.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1A502000 words
Essay2A502000 words
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.

Reading Lists

Timetable