Admission to one of the following programmes is required:
MA Philosophy 60 EC: specialisation Global and Comparative Philosophy
MA Philosophy 120 EC: specialisation Philosophy in World Traditions
This core seminar in the 1-year Global and Comparative Philosophy MA degree and 2-year Philoosophy in World Traditions MA. degree will introduce the student to different approaches to doing scholarship in intercultural philosophy. Both classical and modern commentarial works will be studied that feature textual, hermenetic, evaluative and comparative methods for elucidating philosophical ideas across cultural boundaries.
This course aims to familiarize MA students with different approaches to conducting intercultural philosophical scholarship and assist them in reflecting on their own preferred scholarly approaches.
Students who successfully complete the course will have a good understanding of:
the interpretive stenghts and shortcomings of different methodologies of intercultural philosophical scholarship;
the philosophical commitments which underlie different approaches to intercultural scholarship.
Students who successfully complete the course will be able to:
evaluate different pieces of intercultural scholarship with reference to their methodological principles and tools;
develop their own philosophical commitments and methodological preferences for carrying out intercultural philosophical work.
Mode of instruction
Class attendance is required.
Final research essay
Two book reviews
Two in-class paired presentations
Weekly questions submitted by email before class
The final mark will be determined by a weighted average for all the course assigments:
Final research essay: 50%
Two in-class paired presentations: 25%
Two book reviews: 15%
Weekly questions submitted by email before class: 10%
The resit covers the following exam components: final essay and, if needed, 2 book reviews
The grades for other exam components (presentations and weekly questions) remain in place.
Students who have obtained a satisfactory grade for the first examination cannot take the resit.
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.
Required readings materials will be made available through Brightspace.
Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
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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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