19th C. Philosophy: Kant to Nietzsche (PHIL2648)


This unit surveys the history of 19th Century philosophy, from Kant and idealism to Nietzsche and existentialism. The first half examines Kant's "Copernican revolution" in philosophy, and the critical responses to Kant's project in the work of Fichte, Schelling and Hegel. The second half investigates the critique of idealism in the works of Kierkegaard, Dosteovsky and Nietzsche. Throughout, questions of science, morals and politics, art, education, and religion will be considered.

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1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


1x1000wd Tutorial Exercise (20%), 1x500wd Essay Outline (15%), 1x3000wd Final Essay (50%), Tutorial participation (15%)

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12 Junior credit points in Philosophy


PHIL2641 or PHIL3011

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