15FM001 - Philosophical Methodology

Course specification
Course title Philosophical Methodology
Acronym 15FM001
Study programme Philosophy
Type of study second degree master academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 6.0 Status
    Condition No additional requirements. Oblik uslovljenosti
    The goal The main goal of the course ist that the students systematize the methodological knowledge acquired during their bachelor studies and know how to recognize both the aporetic nature of philosophy and the affinity of some methods to a certain way of solving problems.
    The outcome The students are able to compare several philosophical methods and estimate which methodical approach is suitable to solve a particular problem.
    Contents of lectures Aporetical nature of philosophy. Types of philosophical thinking (systems- vs. problems-oriented thinking, historical, autological thinking). Forms of philosophical problems. Methodical relevance of self-reflection for philosophy. An outline of methodic approaches to philosophical problems (dialectical, skeptical, critical, analitic, hermeneutic, ludic, sistematological approach). The possibility of an integrative approach to problems. Aporetics from a metaphilosophical point of view.
    Contents of exercises Presentation and discussion of papers on particular methods
    1. Gadamer, H.-G.: Truth and Method.
    2. Kant, I.: Critique of Pure Reason.
    3. Carnap, R.: Philosophy and Logical Syntax.
    4. Lyotard, J-F.: The Differend.
    5. Plato: Parmenides.
    6. Rescher, N.: The Strife of Systems: An Essay on the Grounds and Implications of Philosophical Diversity, University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh 1985. (Original title)
    7. Sextus Empiricus: Outlines of Pyrrhonism.
    8. Smiljanić, D.: Aporetics: Outline of a Philosophical Methodology.
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
    4 2
    Methods of teaching Analysis of selected papers,group discussion about particular methods
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures 15 Test paper
    Practical lessons 15 Oral examination 50
    Seminars 20
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