Berlin, Germany

German Philosophy: From Kant to Habermas

online course
when 20 July 2020 - 14 August 2020
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 800

The course will be based upon contemporary attempts at rethinking a global philosophical perspective. The focus is on the tension between the Enlightenment heritage of a universalizing human philosophy and a national culture project, as well as on the tension between classicist rationalism and romantic emotionalism in its construction as a series of philosophical projects. From the perspective of a German version of the dialectics of the Enlightenment, the German philosophers of the 19th and 20th centuries will be studied in context - combining the reading of key texts with a reconstruction of their historical contexts and their interaction.

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Frieder Otto Wolf

Target group

This course is open for students from all disciplines having a deep interest in Philosophy. Prior exposure to the field of philosophy will be helpful.

Credits info

4 EC


- 20% Active Participation
- 25% Course Presentation
- 25% Midterm Exam
- 30% Essay Paper

Fee info

EUR 800: course fee
EUR 90: program fee


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