[ 572WSPHGRUK15 ] KS Foundations in Philosophy

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Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS B2 - Bachelor's programme 2. year Social Science Volker Gadenne 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Pre-requisites (*)keine
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Business and Economics 2015W
Objectives Students will become familiar with central concepts, issues, and theories in philosophy.
Subject Introduction to philosophical thinking, core questions and philosophical theories. Topics include: Why philosophy? Philosophy and the sciences; fundamental problems of philosophy, e. g., What is knowledge? How can moral judgements be justified? What is the nature of man? Is it possible to answer metaphysical questions (existence of God, free will)? Disciplines of philosophy: epistemology, ethics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language.
Criteria for evaluation Examination
Methods Lecture by instructor Discussions on respective topics
Language German
Study material Reading • Nagel, T.: Was bedeutet das alles? Stuttgart 1990.
• Russell, B.: Probleme der Philosophie, Frankfurt am Main 1967.
• Rosenberg, J. F.: Philosophieren. Ein Handbuch für Anfänger, Frankfurt am Main 1984.
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 200
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority
This course is additionally offered in the following versions:
MuSSS O.C.    
MuSSS O.C. 2018SS
Number obligatory dates        
MuSSS assistance     Astrid Horejs-Kainrath    
Number participants (min/max)     100 / 400    
Course fee     € 0,00    
Online materials and media    

Powerpoint slides with audio commentary, selection of (acadamic) papers, sample exam including solutions. The accompanying Moodle-course can be found on JKU-Moodle.

Mon05.03.201812:00 - 13:30HS 9
Mon09.04.201810:15 - 11:45HS 1
Mon07.05.201812:00 - 13:30HS 3
Mon14.05.201813:45 - 17:15Raab 9901Elektronische Klausur
Mon24.09.201814:30 - 15:15HS 17Nachklausur