Content

Thought about God has re-emerged as a fundamental interest for contemporary continental philosophy. Is it possible to think about God at all? If so, in what way? This unit examines developments in twentieth-century continental philosophy that establish the framework for contemporary thought about metaphysics, God and faith. Particular attention will be given to major texts covering nihilism, existentialism, phenomenology, hermeneutics, and postmodern thought.

Unit Code: AP9160C

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit Discipline: Philosophy

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Catholic Theological College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Give an account of the philosophical positions studied in the unit that comments on their relation to the development of postmodern thought during the twentieth century

2.

Outline the philosophical context for the texts studied in the unit, and the issues they seek to address

3.

Compare the key characteristics of the philosophical positions studied in the unit

4.

Appraise the significance of the philosophical positions studied in the unit

5.

Assess critically the arguments in the texts studied in the unit

6.

Demonstrate the capacity to research a specific topic in a critically rigorous, sustained and self-directed manner

Unit sequence

One unit of philosophy

Pedagogy

Lectures, seminars, tutorials

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

4000 word essay

60.0

1000 word seminar paper

15.0

1000 word seminar paper

15.0

1000 word skeleton argument

10.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 20 Jul, 2015

Unit Record last updated: 2019-10-03 14:17:44 +1000