Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL3025A: Philosophical Readings 4

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

1. Introduction: Kant and the Copernican Revolution in Philosophy. From Kant to Heidegger.  
2. B&T: Introduction I – Exposition of the Question of the Meaning of Being
3. Being-In-The-World in General  
4. The Worldhood of the World – analysis of environmentality 
5. The Worldhood of the World – contrast with Descartes  
6. Being-With and Being-One’s Self. The They. 
7. The Existential Constitution of the ‘There’
8. The Everyday Being of the ‘There’ and the falling of Dasein.  
9. Care as the Being of Dasein. 
10. The Origin of the Work of Art  
11. The Question Concerning Technology

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 2211 x 2 hour weekly seminars
Guided Independent study44Reading and preparation for weekly seminar analysis and discussion on the core texts
Guided Independent Study36Preparation for Assigned Essays
Guided Independent Study48Reading materials to supplement and contextualise the core texts

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

 Additional readings will be posted on the ELE web page.